Thursday, December 17, 2009

Is It a Weed?

Do you ever notice something growing in the garden and wonder what it is? Did I plant it or did it just come up on its own? This large, looming plant is growing in the backyard garden bed in SJC and it sure looks like a weed, but it also looks perfectly spaced like it was intentionally planted. It has been growing for months and I have been patiently waiting until it blooms to confirm that it is something I chose rather than a volunteer. I have a sneaking suspicion it is Queen Anne's Lace, which I know is a weed in some parts of the country, but doesn't grow wild here. I have planted it a number of times to use in floral arrangements, but it never seems to make it to bloom. Another week or so should tell the tale!


Chicken Boys said...

Queen Anne's Lace is a weed here. We had a Milkweed growing at the back of our property this summer, and I let it grow just to see how tall it would get. It was the tallest Milkweed I've ever seen! It was just shy of 10 feet!!!!

Gail said...

it doesn't look like QAL...are the leaves quite lacy and divided? If so, it might be QAL. I love it in my garden. gail

Jim Groble said...

It's only a weed if you don't want it in your garden. We have a nice stand pf goldenrod in the garden and planted marsh milkweed this last spring.