I have a foundness for old fashioned plant names. Names that are seldom heard in today’s nurseries, foresaken for marketing friendly substitutions. So, when I came across this wonderful old rhyme while searching for inspiration this morning, I was instantly smitten by it’s word and meaning. In word, de la Mare describes what I can only imagine is a beautiful garden, busy with life. In meaning, he captures the true spirit of any gardener, in the joy the old widow finds in her garden of “weeds”!
~ Walter de la Mare
Are you able to identify all the plants in this poem? You might find many close by under a much different name. Which do you grow enjoy in your garden?
Enjoy your “weeds” my firends!