Beautiful Weeds!?!

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I have a good friend who knows a lot about native plants and their medicinal properties. She took me to the native plant sale where I purchased all my baby trees. She told me, “There are no such thing as weeds. Every plant has a purpose.” There are a LOT of plants growing naturally on my land that I did not plant. I decided to go looking for beauty in the “weeds” and I  found it! 🙂

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My friend told me that these pretty bell shaped flowers, Foxglove, are poisonous if eaten. However, they are used to make the heart medicine Digitalis.

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My friend told me to buy the book, “Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska.” Wow, there is so much to learn!

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One thought on “Beautiful Weeds!?!

  1. Hi! This is your friend….that’s a thistle (artichokes look just like that, only bigger!) and Oxeye daisy – both beautiful! So glad you are looking. Your little cider house is adorable, absolutely adorable!!!

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