The other day, my friend Debbie was here sitting on my back porch. She pointed at this large weedy growth at the corner of the deck and said, “You know that’s a weed, don’t you?”
Apparently, she doesn’t spend enough time reading my website because I’ve written quite a bit about intentional weed cultivation. Intentional weed cultivation takes only a willingness to not weed, so I’m surprised it’s not more popular.
I said, “Yes, I know it’s a weed. You need to relax. Don’t be so anal retentive.”
Debbie looked at me. “Annual retentive?”
Then she said something I can’t repeat because this is a G-rated website. Lately it seems as if I can’t tell any of the best stories around here.
Anyway, this weedy whatever it is (if you know what it’s called, feel free to educate me) is a perfect greenery addition in flower arrangements. I don’t think we had any of it over at the other farm, but there’s quite a bit of it at Sassafras Farm. Last year, I stumbled on to its usefulness in bouquets and it’s been my favorite foil to flowers ever since.
Take some yellow roses……
Some lamb’s ear……
And some weedy whatever…..
And look what you’ve got!
I’m sure this would look even nicer if I cleaned off this table, but you know…. I think that would conflict with the free spirit of this weed-driven arrangement.
Then Morgan caught me feeding Maia her water bottle. “You know you have to stop giving her that bottle.”
And I had to start all over again. “You need to relax….”