Thistles – weeds or habitat?

Thistles can be invasive weeds that destroy natural habitat and they can be supportive plants in their native locations that feed birds, butterflies, moths and bees.

This is a watercolor from my nature series (see previous posts for more).  I love this as a symbol of Scotland.  It is a beautiful shape and colors of purple and green.

I have had to pull some thistles recently from my garden and flower beds, as they have become very invasive, crowding out other plants.  Good leather garden gloves are a must (ouch) but it has been so rainy here lately, the roots slip from the ground with a strong, slow pull.

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