Last weekend, the sun was nice and warm with a cool breeze. It was a perfect day to be outside this time of the year, weeding and cleaning up the garden. Some of our fruit trees are budding, and the chickens are busy digging grubs and insects in the dirt. It’s wonderful to hear the chickens clucking while John and I were busy working in the garden.
I found this particular weed growing in a warmer part in our backyard. I’ve seen it pop up before, and each time when I remembered to get some for my experiment, it’s either dead from the summer’s heat or eaten by our chickens.
Erodium cicutarium, also known as common stork’s-bill, or pinweed is an invasive weed. It is an interesting plant that is hairy and sticky, with pretty pink flowers and long seed pods. The seed pods are shaped like the beak of a stock; and the seed pod bursts and explode into a spiral when ripe, dispersing seeds into the air.
Below are the pictures using this weed for eco-printing. I am pleased with the results, and happy to share.
This weed now deserved a good spot in my flower bed, don’t you agree?
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