A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weeds or flowers

Some in my area consider Morning Glories


now tell me

those of you who know.

Are there some FLOWERS that are technically


I don't have a clue.

I know this

I love Morning Glories

When my children were young

I would take some stuffing,

the kind you put in pillows etc, just the cheap stuff

put it is a plastic dish

put barely warm water on it

Then Sprinkle the MG seeds on it

In a very short time

They germinated and then we planted them

they aren't weeds to me


yes they are weeds

but when given to me by a child

they are FLOWERS to me

It's all in your perspective

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth,

the flower fadeth:

but the word of our God shall stand for ever.


Deborah said...

I don't know about morning glories, but there are many flowers that I love that my mom & dad consider weeds. It isn't that they are really weeds, but because they spread and take over the garden. I tell them to let me know when they are going to be 'weeding' because I'll come and collect what they don't want! some of the flowers they treat like weeds are shasta daisies, johnny jump ups, and lambs ears. I love them all!

Pen of Jen said...

OK...when I was a kid, we had to go out with a small spade and dig out all the dandelions. Until I was 20, and then I had dandelion in a salad.

So I changed my opinion. Jump forward to living in the desert, I think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Many would think that barren dry land is drab....but to me it is lovely, filled with beauty. So flowers that bloom bring beauty.

How's that?

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

My Father-In-Law always told me that weeds are any plant that is growing where it is not wanted. I don't know how true that is, but it sounds good! I don't know how anyone could think the Morning Glory is a weed! It's so beautiful!

MochaMIssy said...

Ummm... I know another one of your faves that is a weed to me! Poppies! They still come up in that front flower bed on our "other" house.. you know where I am talking about... just from that one time of you sprinkling some seeds in there.. they come back each and every year!

Love you!

Tracy said...

I love morning glories too, Deby. They CAN take over in areas, wrapping around other flowers and choking them out.

I feel the same way about dandelions. If given to me by a child, they are beautiful!

Mishel said...

This reminded me of a time when Ashleigh was little and she had made a flower bed out of an old raised bed we had used for a garden at one time. She planted a little packet of seeds and faithfully watered...however it wasn't the flowers that came up, but the weeds. We didn't even know it (because there were actual blooms on the weeds) until someone who had more knowledge about such things, told us. Ashleigh was so heartbroken!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I too love morning glories Deby. and I love honeysuckle which many consider to be a weed. I agree with you on the dandelions.

Tori said...

For sure Morning Glories are flowers not weeds!! I'm sure of that.

But Dandelions on the other hand and the worst kind of weeds. If you knew how many of those things I have pulled out of my lawn you would agree . They are pretty but beauty is deceptive!

One Happy Family said...

Don't know about the Morning Glories. I do know that I agree with you on the children giving you a weed, and all of a sudden it is a most cherished flower. The boys are often handing me bouquets of those little daisies.

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Morning Glorys are not weeds, they are wild flowers. Now I have dandelions in my lawn and don't like them there but if they grew in my flower bed I would be fine with that. I call flowering weeds - wild flowers. I guess it is all about perspective. But then again I am a flower lover.

maranatha777 said...

I have had many a bouquet of dandelions from my two sons :-) All VERY precious to me!!!

Sandy said...

Hi Deby,
Flowers to me! Love morning glories!
Have a wonderful week.
Sandy :)

Cathy said...

Deby, I believe they sell morning glory seeds. I don't think they are weeds. But they do seem to just come up, probably spread by wind or birds.
I liked what you said about gifts from children. When I was very young I took my neighbor across the street some flowers and said "I bwought you some fwiwers, dez mosshe leeves." lol, My mother always used to tell that story.

Sharon said...

I love morning glories! In fact I like anything that blooms a flower (weeds too!)


I love Morning Glories. They are wonderful to me. Bring back many memories. You are right any weed, flower, dead or alive is wonderful when given to you by a child. My children have given me many dead flowers in their young lives and I treasured all of them. Connie from Texas

For some reason when I read this verse this morning, I though of you and determined to come over and leave it with you.


HOPE said...

LOVE this post...what a great reflection.

Indeed it is all in perspective..

Only problem.. is my allergies when my children/grandchildren brought in "weeds"...I put them in a vase in my kitchen window to enjoy until the sneezing became too much! ;)

Mimi said...

one persons trash is another's persons treasure...
when my grand children give me Dandelions...they are beautiful flowers that deserve a vase on the dining room table....

Karen said...

I can't make morning glories grow very well, so in my opinion, they are not weeds, because we all know that weeds grow like wildfire! :o)

Jenny said...

Deby, Oh my, at MY HOUSE, Morning Glories are WEEDS!! But that's because they take over my yard from the neighbor's house. He is a very elderly man, and they practically take over his home, then climb the fence and take over my sidewalk area.

Be careful too, because they are poisnonous! Wear gloves when removing them. They are native to Mexico and are known as "that which makes one dizzy"...they are a hallucinagen and a psychoactive plant. Shaman in Mexico used to consume it and fall into delirium to "hear" from their gods. Isn't that interesting? Just don't handle it to much with your bare hands! Just had to add this.

Mary Isabella said...

I do not know if they are weeds or flowers. I do know I love them and honysuckle also......Great post!!!

Jodi said...

Oh, I loved this post! I don't have any morning glories though I do like them. I love honeysuckle (some have mentioned). I do get lots of dandelion bouquets which I like, but my husband is not very happy with that particular bloom right now - lol. In fact, I think he's about to become . . . a dandelion killer! ;o)

Christian Homekeeper said...

I wouldn't think morning glories as weeds either. My daughter loves giving me dandelions saying they are flowers lol.

Happymama said...

That is so true, that it's all in your perspective. Great post!


BTW, morning glories are flowers to me too.

Ginny said...

I can't imagine anyone considering Morning Glories weeds! It's all a matter of perspective; some "weeds" have the most beautiful flowers.

lady jane said...

I've tried to grow Morning Glories to no avail, and I have a green thumb. I'm thinking they just don't grow well in our area. Cosmos doesn't either. Nor do Peonies.

I see weeds as helping the gardener toil so as to enjoy the fruit of his labor, when the true flowers spring up and show their faces. :o)

Maxine said...

How lovely, Deby. So well done. I particularly like the words about dandelions. I always loved it when my children lovingly presented one to me.

~Tami said...

I honestly don't know what's a weed and what's not. Some weeds are pretty!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Of course you know my husband would say weed...Now my girls would say Flower!!!