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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday, Well Almost

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
 A. A. Milne,  Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh  
Philadelphia Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus 
Aster family (Asteraceae)
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.


  1. Pretty and delicate, you captured the fleabane beautifully.

    "Is that a weed or a flower?" a gardening friend asked recently. "In my yard or yours?" was my answer.

  2. I like Fleabane! And the pollinators, do too. It's a bright little plant.

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  4. Beautiful wherever it grows!

  5. Surprised there wasn't a fat little bee bottom sticking out of at least one of the flowers. Great photo, as usual!

  6. Lovely! Lots of wisdom to be found in Pooh.

  7. Like you quote about weeds. I always say that weeds are flowers just growing in the wrong place. Love them all! JC

  8. What a pretty little furry thing. My daughter reminds me of that sentiment all the time - she doesn’t see any distinction between blooms.


"Insects are the little things that run the world." Dr. E O Wilson