Friday, June 8, 2012

Cow Parsley

Uh oh.  Meant to post this for White Wednesday....but then had some issues with having used up all my photo storage?   Whatever.


We've cow parsley out back.  It looks a lot like Queen Anne's Lace. 


Cow parsley is extremely invasive.  I accidentally spread it to my in-laws' yard.  Oops.



I gathered some bottles to display them in the kitchen, out of cats' reach.  Two of the bottles were found in the back yard - the old milk bottle in the back, and the small bottle on the right.  Excavated with the garage build.


The flowers are so delicate and beautiful.  I enjoyed them all week long!


Wishing you a beautiful weekend, with lots of summer blooms!

13 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I didn't know what it was called and when we saw it I told Benjamin I would find out...well you did the work for me. It looks great in the bottles

Maple Lane said...

I don't think I've ever seen this before - it does remind me of Queen Anne's Lace (I wonder if you put food coloring in the water, if the blooms would turn the color of the dye like QAL does??) I love the arrangements in the old bottles. Neat to have found some bottles in the yard. You are so creative and talented. Wish you lived next door and could spruce up my place!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

New to me but does look like a mini QAL-enjoy:@)
PS-fun comment above about the QAL sucking up food coloring... red, white and blue maybe?

Cindy said...

Your cow parsley is really pretty, and looks especially nice in the old bottles.
Hugs, Cindy

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Came across your blog via 1929 Charmer. Love your blog, kind of akin to mine. Wanted to tell you I just finished my second vacation through PA. I love that state. It is so beautiful. We so enJOY just driving the state highways and taking in the sites. I do have some pictures posted on my blog.

Debbie said...

I think it's beautiful, and I'm not sure if we have it here. I am going to ask my sister who's married to the cowboy if they have cow parsley in their fields. I want some. I'm a big copycat you know.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Never heard of it before, but your right..it is beautiful.

Linda O'Connell said...

It looks lovely in those bottles, and to think such treasures were right there to be unearthed.

Sue said...

Good Morning Carol,
I have learned something new today, I really thought all those white flowers along the roadside was Queen Annes Lace, and had wondered how it got there. Cow Parsley is very pretty, and sure fooled me. ~LOL~. Great presentation!
Enjoy your day.
Hugs,
Sue

Vee said...

Why is it that the prettiest and best smelling flowers are so invasive? These are lovely.

How did you solve your photo storage troubles?

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I've never seen this before, but it does look like Queen Anne's Lace. I happened to see Queen Anne's Lace in an empty field beside the thrift store. Every time I see it, I think of my childhood home. We had it there and mom would dye it pretty pastel colors in the summer.

Thanks for sharing this new to me plant and have a wonderful Monday.

ImSoVintage said...

What a sweet flower. Love the fact that you found those bottles in your yard. The only thing we have dug up are Indian arrowheads, which are pretty cool :)

Lynn said...

Oh my! Be still my heart! This is one of my very favorite simple pleasure. Simple glass bottles with simple flower like this. I use baby's breath, but only know this cause that what the package in the grocery store tells me. They look alike to me. What is there about a simple glass and white delicate flower that just takes me breath away and yours, obviously. Love, love, love your pictures! Blessings.