Wildflowers don’t care where they grow

Last week, I was watching the Chelsea Flower Show coverage on the telly with my husband. They did a feature on plants that were good for wildlife. “Oooh!” I said, “We’ve got nearly all of these in our garden!” Aren’t we doing well, I thought. Then my husband pointed out that the reason there were so many wildflowers in our garden was because they like impoverished soil – or to paraphrase Dolly Parton:

“Wildflowers don’t care where they grow”

I quite like Dolly Parton actually. But don’t tell anyone 😉

Many of the plants we bought, back in the day when we used to spend money on such things, didn’t do very well in our garden. But – hey – if the flowers we have are good enough for the bees and the bugs and the ladybirds, then they are good enough for me! And growing native wildflowers has to be a good thing. Why fight with nature?

Fat Buddha/Hotei certainly seems to be enjoying the red valerian and forget-me-nots in our garden:

fat buddha enjoys the flowers

And why not?

Lori has some beautiful pink flowers on her blog today – check them out!

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12 thoughts on “Wildflowers don’t care where they grow

  1. Motherfunker says:

    Dolly Parton is an angel, I adore her! Really sweet and generous. But anyway, back to flowers, yes, I agree, wild flowers rock. And all flowers are beautiful, even dead ones. Dead roses by rolling stones is one of my favourite songs ever.

  2. Motherfunker says:

    I mean dead flowers!

  3. Ben Naga says:

    “Why fight with nature?”

    Now there’s a great inscription for a gravestone. 😀

  4. Lori Moon says:

    Great post! Yes, I agree wildflowers don’t care where they grow! Thanks for linking up. xoxo

  5. I am happy to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please go to my post for information about receiving the award:
    http://restinginawareness.com/2012/05/30/the-versatile-blogger-award-2/
    ~ Paul

  6. Arjuna says:

    Dear Fellow Blogger, I would like to nominate you for the Sunshine Award. Please visit my post for further information:
    http://thewondrousdharma.com/2012/05/30/sunshine-award/
    Congratulations!

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