© Brad Mangas

We seem to be quick as a society to put a label on everything. We have a desire to understand or at minimum name everything we come in contact with, plants are no exception. You see a bed of tulips you quickly call them by name, or roses, lilies even wheat or corn. What about the plants you don’t know by name? What do you call them? What if they aren’t showing a colorful bloom, just a stem and leaves. More often than not most will just brush them off as weeds. Like all the bright yellow flowers that grow in yards ditches and along roadways. “Flowers or Weeds”? It’s all in your point of view.

Wouldn’t it be nicer to live in a world full of flowers rather than weeds?