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Beautiful Beneficials

October 11th, 2008

Queen Ann’s Lace was one of my grandmother’s favorite flowers. I know they’re considered a weed, but they are a beneficial plant to have around the garden. They attract beneficial insects and they are edible and can be used for medicinal purposes as well. Most of the plants we classify as weeds were brought our country by immigrants long long ago for specific purposes. This Garden is Illegal has a great post about Queen Ann’s Lace.

I pull some of the Queen Ann’s Lace from my gardens, but I try to leave some around, it’s just too pretty to get rid of it all.

Do you have any weeds/wildflowers growing in your gardens?

2 Comments to “Beautiful Beneficials”
  1. Grammy on October 11, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I have quite a few free flowers from mother nature. I have always let some stay in my yard.

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  2. Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening on October 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Besides goldenrod, I have asters and jewelweed, and like you, the occasional Queen Anne’s lace. Some people consider violets and Dame’s rocket weeds, and I have them, too.

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