Friday, 27 July 2007

The Naming of Flowers

My mother knows the names of flowers.

Granny's Bonnet, Policeman's Helmet, Lady's Slipper

Old Man's Beard, Ragged Robin, Touch-Me-Not

Sweet William, Herb Robert, Corn Cockle

Eyebright, Self-Heal, Feverfew

Harebell, Larkspur, Bird's Foot Trefoil

And she knows where the wild orchids grow.

4 comments:

Alice said...

ahh, aren't mother's such garden geniuses?
does this happen immediately on one giving birth?

Tracy said...

Mothers know everything, don't they! I'm not lucky enough to be a mother myself...so does this mean I won't ever know everything?! LOL! Beautiful flowers, and fun with all the names. WIshing you & yours a great weekend! :o)

alice c said...

Tracy,
If only it was true that mothers know everything. My children often point out to me that I know 'nuffin'!

dottycookie said...

Oh my, how beautiful. we once had an experiment in turning our garden into a meadow and filling it with wildflowers. It was beautiful and full of wildlife - but not terribly practical in a garden with limited space so we cut the grass again and contented ourselves with just daisies and speedwell and clover.