The blooms of the Holy Basil/Ocimum sanctum. Once you plant basil in the garden, they spring up in likely/unlikely spots. In this case a croton pot has been taken over by the basil. I did plant the first basil but now they grow wild.
Growing in one of my pots that I had readied for my winter planting is this tiny bloom. It’s the Fringed Spider Flower/Cleome rutidosperma that grows wild everywhere, I had always pulled out this weed but the other day I noticed that the tiny blooms are beautiful. It’s still there in the pot but checking out the world wide web, I found out that this plant is a major threat to tropical annual crops. A native of tropical Africa, it has spread to other areas of the world where the climatic conditions are similar.
The theme for this week’s Blooming Friday post is “Wild And Beautiful”. And as garden bloggers we see beauty in everything that’s around us. Didn’t a weed stop being just that a long time ago? What I would have gladly and unceremoniously pulled out years ago, especially during my pre-blogging days, makes me stop and appreciate its worth and its beauty.
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Wish you all a wonderful weekend!