"I have walked by these clover filled fields hundreds of times and have taken for granted their intricate beauty, dismissing them as weeds not realizing that these beautiful little ‘weedy’ flowers are like little love notes left for us along our paths.
Farmers grow red clover as food for cows and other animals. Though rarely grown in garden settings, it makes an effective cover crop for the vegetable patch, where it boosts soil nitrogen during the off-season.
The Thistle of Scotland, alongside tartan the thistle is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish. The prickly-leaved, pink or purple-flowered thistle is the emblem of the Scottish nation.