A Stroll in the Garden

“I’m more of a weed.” “I like weeds. They’re survivors.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Hairy Vetch

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Yellow Sweetclover

“A flower doesn’t lose its beauty because weeds mocked it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Yellow Sweetclover

“If you see a dandelion as a weed, you’ll spray it. If you see it as a flower, you’ll draw it close, turn it this way and that, and become lost in the colossal burst of slender golden petals that spew sunshine into the darkest of souls. And so, how many things have we sprayed that could have illuminated our souls if we would have let them be more than what we let them be?” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Feuds are weeds… Once it’s grown roots, it’s harder to dig up; and it’s far easier to spread.”
― Emory R. Frie, Giant Country

Buckhorn Plantain

“Don’t plant weeds in your garden if you are only hoping for flowers to grow.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Buckhorn Plantain

“A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“But what attracted me to weeds was not their beauty, but their resilience. I mean, despite being so widely despised, so unloved, killed with every chance we get, they are so pervasive, so seemingly invincible.” ― Carol Vorvain, A fool in Istanbul – Adventures of a self denying workaholic

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“They’re just weeds, love, they don’t belong anywhere.’ Her granddaughter stuck out her bottom lip and furrowed her brow. ‘That doesn’t seem very nice. Everything belongs somewhere.” ― Kathryn Hughes, The Letter


“The strongest and most mysterious weeds often have things to teach us.” ― F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion


Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

12 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. What a beautiful collection of quotes about weeds, some days they truly are my favorite flower.


  2. Love looking at the flowers! Great posts!


  3. Laura,

    As usual i have to go through the quotes, then go back and look at the flowers! Love it either way!


  4. Definitely some food for thought there. 🙂


  5. Wonderful! Your post was a lovely read with my glass of lemonade.


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