Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flower of the Week - Yarrow

Dear Mom,

For you and all—another flower from my garden—yarrow. The botanical name is: Achillea millefolium. Apparently this plant has herbal medicinal purposes as well. But that’s not why I grow it. I see something I like and plant it in the ground. Usually.

I love the feathery, almost fern like leaves on this flower.

Here are some shots outside in my backyard.

The black eyed susan’s are starting to crowd out the yarrow in this one spot, but I like the mixture of the two. Why not?

Oh and I found out from your oldest daughter Suzanne that daisies were your favorite flower. Suzanne asked me if I knew that and well… I didn’t. She said they are her’s too because they were your favorite. I don’t ever remember daisies in our yard, so I would have guessed roses were your favorite. Learn something new every day.


  1. Those are beautiful. I love wildflowers, and daisies are my favorite, too. Such a happy flower...or maybe they just make me feel happy. Stay cool!


  2. So beautiful! I do not have a green thumb and manage to kill almost everything. I envy your ability to grow whatever you choose.


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