24.10.10

Who Like Weeds?

I've just been to GardenWalkGardenTalk and discovered that she likes weeds.
You would like them too if you have weeds like hers.
More and more people are loving weeds, admiring what other creatures of nature have been attracted to all these while.



This is a weed loving butterfly.




Insects love to hang around wild flowers. 
Some are there to drink nectar.
Some are lurking around to capture those that are out for a drink.
Others might just be romancing.


Goldee loves weeds. I often find her eating them.
Some people says that dog eat grass or weeds when they don't feel well.
Goldee definitely doesn't look ill to me.
She probably likes the fiber and nutrition that comes with weeds.

Who else love weeds?


23 comments:

  1. Great post. I linked my blog to your blog for this seasonal look at weeds.

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  2. I love the little butterfly....really great pics:)!!

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  3. Donna, Thanks for the link. Looks like we both have a good excuse not to do weeding.

    Orchid de dangau, Thank you for admiring my weeds though they don't look anything like orchids.

    Rohrerbot, It's definitely not the most attractive butterfly over here but it is one that love the weeds.

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  4. One> Your pics tell a story. When the butterfly stopover,the bug scared her. Butterfly fly away. When the bee stop over, the flower no honey, the pair of insect come to cheer up the scene. The dog come to be a witness. When the cows come, everything gone!

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  5. A weed is simply a plant growing where the gardener doesn't want it. Personally, I have a framed print of a dandelion in my house. I admire its ability to grow where its planted, not whine, and make the world more beautiful. More people should be like dandelions, an utterly common weed!!

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  6. A friend once mentioned this, " once a weed, now a veggie that feed the whole world"... weeds are here for a reason, they keep growing with or without our care and attention. They may not fit in a garden, but they fit well within the big eco-system... cheers, ~bangchik

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  7. Orchid, The bugs are not afraid of the cows. They hang out together. Usually, I see birds standing on the cows assisting to catch fleas.

    TS, A dandelion is common yet beautiful and strong. I'm sure you have a lovely framed print.

    Bangchik, Weeds are here without care or attention. Then we remove them and grow something that requires a lot of attention.

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  8. I did not have any pictures of spider web from today trip, but I brought back tonnes of funny and weird small critters from Cerok Tokun.

    So happy.

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  9. Imogen asked me once why I was pulling out the weeds as they grew so well. \

    Defining weeds is difficult. No plant is really a "weed" Only humans have decided that they are out of place. And if the insects and animals find them useful, who are we to contradict them?

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  10. I usually hate weeds. But when they are weeds like cosmos and coleus, then I'm fine with that!

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  11. I think I read a defination of weed somewhere ~ a plant that thrive in the area which self seed easily and become invasive. Does that mean my self-seed viola is weed. I love my viola weed very much:)

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  12. A weed is simply a wild thing growing where we do not care for it to be . . . sometimes. Often we do not know the true names of said plants. It is a word undeserved by many valuable plants. Milkweed for example . . . a "weed" that has a protective milky sap within its stems and leaves. A most important host plant for the Monarch Butterfly. Its true name is Asclepias . . . a truly beautiful sound. Those that name things go further with their insults by adding the word common to Milkweed. How could it be common . . . only that it does grow freely . . . such an extraordinary plant. Now some invasive plants known as weeds might well deserve that title . . . not forgetting that one man or woman's weed is anothers treasure. As you so beautifully illustrate many creatures enjoy the sweet taste or nectar of plants we do not know the names of. ;>)

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  13. Sometimes I get confused when differentiating between a weed and a wildflower. Weeds are plants we do not want. One person's weed, another person's lovely wildflower. These are native plants that provide food for the little butterflies, bees and bugs. We may even mistaken some medicinal plants for weeds. BTW, the cows are certainly good weed removers cum natural grass cutting machine. At my area, cows are occassionally sent out by our local cowboys to graze on the grasses at the Butterfly REcreational Park!

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  14. This was a nice take on weeds. Enjoyed reading it and looking at your pictures.

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  15. You've captured such beauty in weeds and wildlife. What is the little blue flower with the moths?

    Laura

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  16. One, the more I learn about weeds the more I like them. As you've shown insects survive on them, they're hardy and can be quite beautiful. Besides, it's too much work trying to fight them!

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  17. I recognize those weeds. Great captures of the insects and Goldee is adorable!! I'm forever on the lookout for wildlife on growth like these. Loved your post!

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  18. Lovely lovely insects but cows might have to watch out for the more poisonous ones. Weeds not bugs .......but then again maybe them too.

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  19. It all depends on the type of weed. I usually let the weeds with the small purple flowers and the one with the small yellow flowers (don't know what they are called!) grow in my potted plants during the hot weather, so that the top layer of the soil is not exposed directly to the scorching sun! When it is the rainy season, out they go, I do not want to find snails hiding among the weeds! Does it makes sense? I don't know whether this works, but it does make me feel like I'm doing something for the plant!
    My mom used to say that when you see a dog or a cat eating some grass, it means that they have a tummy ache! It might be true! We'll never know! At least it is nice to believe in what the old folks say, somehow there's a sense of "tradition" in this! I will definitely pass this on to my children! LOL, but I will!
    Beautiful photos, as usual!

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  20. Of late, I too have developed an interest in weeds. Atleast what grows by the roadside. They look pretty and harm no vegetation.

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  21. I love my weeds too..well at least one of them which is so lovely..Ruellia Tuberosa.When I was small I used to chew on jarum emas which I didnt know then..where they grew profusely among the grass at the police barracks!

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  22. You make weeds look so good!

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