Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I took some photos tonight of plants that have volunteered in the gravel pit! 

I have no idea what any of them are, and I'm looking for help identifing them. 

I took notice to these excotic looking plants while I was scrounging around the property looking for larger rocks to border the hugelkultur beds.

Starting to shape up!

It's exciting to see some life introducing itself in the landscape, even if they are weeds.  After reading info. on permaculture I now look at weeds in a whole new light.  Rather than thinking they are a terrible sign and spraying them to death,  I now look at them and ask why did they germinate in this location and what clues can they give me about the soil biology and chemistry?

So now that you have seen them do you have any idea what they are or what I can learn from them?

Does anyone know of a good place to research plants of this type?

 The really interesting thing is many of them appeared next to areas were the dogs do their business. Coincidence?

Any comments or answers you have would be a huge help. Thanks.


  1. Or, one might ask, are the plants being there encouraging the dog business?

  2. I spent years weeding all of these out of our lawn and garden in Billings. They need very little water and can grow in soil that is mostly clay. Our dog never seemed interested and they grew even where he didn't "do his business", so I would say they're probably unrelated.

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  3. Whatever they are, they are beautiful! It's nice to see some color, it makes me feel like spring is just around the corner! Love you!

  4. The feathery one (top & last) is a Stork's Bill, see these links to more info.

    Thanks everyone!

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  6. I guess these plants like fertile soil, particularly in areas where dogs do their business.