Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Around the yard

Can you identify this flower? Or, is it a weed? We usually cut it down, but this year it looked so large, we decided to see what it might be. It is pretty. The picture below, I think is definitely a weed, that has been allowed to bloom. I love the pretty flowers in the morning, but look at the next picture to see what happens as the sun comes up.

It hides its flowers! Does anyone know what this is?

I talked April and Troy into trying my cherries yesterday. You can tell by her face that they are still a little tart. I did manage to find one that was pretty sweet. Does anyone know how to remove the pit without destroying the cherry? I thought it might be fun to try to make a cobbler if I can find enough sweet ones.





8 comments:

ancient one said...

I haven't a clue... the top one I would definitely keep... I thought the bottom one was dandilion...but the leaves don't look right... I don't know anything about your cherries...

Nancy Jo said...

It almost looks like some kind of WILD dAISY. Aren't these the ones that you say' HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT? Or maybe its just an extra special weed.
NANCY JO

Pen Pen said...

Hubby says the extra special weed will by gone by this afternoon. :o)

ancient one said...

Well, I saw the second one... on my mulch pile today... definitely a weed...

Sandy said...

Looks like a coneflower to me. As far as cherry, I think the easiest way would be to split the cherry and take the pit out..

Debbie J. said...

I like the flower, it looks like a perennial to me! I'd keep it, but its probably too late! LOL

I don't know anything about the cherries, but maybe you could google it?

Debbie J.

tdcakes said...

Hi Penny, the birds got most of our cheries...I have made jam in the past and loved it because it was tart and not really to sweet....when i made jam I just cooked the whole thing and then strained through a jelly seive. When our cherries are really ripe you can usually pull the cherry off an eave the stem and pit right on the tree. Takes some practice!!

Elizabeth said...

Your big flower is an Echinacea, don't know what the little one is