Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fairy Bouquet

While I was down on my hands and knees picking weeds, I saw this pretty miniature bouquet, only ¾ inch wide. It looked like something a fairy would have in its garden. I have no idea what type of weed it is, but it was unique enough that I put it in a glass and took a photo of it.
Fairies? Taking photos of weeds? I think I need a break from spring garden chores!

23 comments:

sisah said...

What a lovely "weed", why not just change your mind and call it " culture plant" instead and leave it in your garden to see how it will develop ?

gizelle said...

Its lovely indeed...some weeds could be pretty you'd think twice about removing them. Happy GTS!

Matron said...

That looks as if it should have a wonderful perfume.. does it?

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Aiyana !
That is way too pretty to be a weed ! Your description is perfect .. I expect to see a little person peeking out from the side of the dish !
Joy

barbara said...

Such a tiny bouquet! So glad you didn't miss it and glad you shared!

genny said...

Thats pretty in their. Do you know the name of that flower? Mine is ready too.

WiseAcre said...

Don't call it a weed. It's too pretty to use a four letter word to describe it.

The size is astonishing, so much for so little. Good thing you didn't take a break before discovering that beauty.

Wish I had a southwestern field guide. Nothing in my northeastern guide comes close.

inadvertentgardener said...

I don't know what it is either, but it's really pretty! Very cheery for GTS. :-)

Ginni Dee said...

Oh my Aiyana, that is so cute!! I think you should make a desert fairy garden similar to the one on my blog!! You could start with that and add some mini cacti...how adorable would that be!

If you find out what that is, let us know okay?

Deb said...

It's lovely whatever it is. I bet it has a lovely fairy name, too ;~)

Dirty Knees said...

I like the idea that there may be fairies in your garden. ;-)

thepowerguides said...

that is the problem sometimes how do you decide that is a weed and exterminate leave it be the fairies will grant you some wishes if your lucky

steve

Tracy said...

I wish my yard was full of weeds like this.....lol. You should post the pic on GW name that plant and have it id'ed.

EagleHawk said...

It's not a "weed" its a "Wild Flower". :) great picture.

Julie said...

Very sweet...I love things we find when least expecting to. Your camera took such a great sharp shot of such a teeny weeny plant! Very nice!

kate said...

Your weed is attractive - I wouldn't mind if my weeds looked like yours!

jodi said...

I love the idea of a fairy bouquet! Our fairies, however, are buried under the latest snowstorm. Sigh....guess I'll console myself with a few new plants!

verobirdie said...

How romantic ! I imagine you, taking so much care of this fairy bouquet, instead of pulling it away. This sight is a lovely one.

I like the euphorbia of the following post very much too, looks like an urchin.

Barbara said...

Why not taking photos of weeds? Beauty lies in the smalllest plant...and you've got it in this fairy bouquet! Lovely indeed!

nikkipolani said...

Looks a lot like alyssum.
http://www.zoto.com/nikkipolani/img/500x333/bc8398b41f56dc314ec655a81c517f22.jpg

mr_subjunctive said...

I suspect alyssum as well.

No Rain said...

After receiving Nikkipolani's comment, I compared my "weed" to an alyssum flower using a magnifying glass, and I have to agree that sure appears to be a miniature alyssum. Why it was so tiny and growing in an area completely away from where I have alyssum, I have no idea. Also, I detected no scent with the "weed", but the comparison alyssum flower had the characteristic scent. I think the mystery is solved!

nikkipolani said...

Sorry that link didn't work, Aiyana, but I'll post it on my blog. I can never pick up any scent from alyssum and it is practically a weed here in So Cal - esp the white ones. They reseed very very easily and appear to "jump" to unexpected locations.