Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The feverfew jumps around

I'm fond of feverfew. It's not showy, but the little white flowers make nice filler in a casual bouquet, and it blooms for a fairly long time. It's supposed to be perennial, I think, but I've never had a plant make it through the winter. However, it does seed itself around. I'm never quite sure where I'll have it any given year, but I'm always pretty sure it will show up. This year it's trying to crowd out the creeping phlox.

I've always wondered whether the common name "feverfew" is just the result of a long ago mispronunciation of "febrifuge", which this plant is according to the herbals.

Fortunately, the apple tree is staying put.

And the lilac is only moving around enough to make the picture fuzzy.

1 comment:

Annie Pazoo said...

So, so pretty all!