Walking through Sulzburg the other day I noticed familiar flowers in one of the yards. Familiar, but not ones I had ever seen in a Canadian yard.
I will admit to not being a horticultural expert. Plants, to me, are something someone else grows. So maybe I am wrong in my observations.
It did look to me though like the homeowner is growing what would be considered weeds in Canada: thistles and goldenrod. That is what it looks like anyway.
Which has me thinking once more about those subtle cultural differences between the continents. I take it for granted that you don’t grow weeds on your front lawn. But who decides what constitutes a weed?
I’ll admit the flowers looked pretty. I don’t suffer from hayfever, so goldenrod doesn’t bother me. Why not have them in your front yard?
In Canada the neighbors would be sure to complain. I guess they don’t here.