Honesty

I spent many hours as a child separating the seeds from the silver pennies of the plant we know as honesty.  More recently we have started to grow the plant in our garden.  It is a biennial, which means it takes two years to flower.  The leaves look a little bit like stinging nettles.

Honesty

Honesty

Hubby doesn’t like it.  He doesn’t like valerian either, which grows well and attracts unusual moths.  (I have seen a humming bird moth feeding on it.)

Valerian

Valerian

In reply to the prompt regarding honesty being the best policy, while I agree in principle, I try to put it into perspective by balancing it with three other sayings:

  1. Let bygones be bygones.
  2. If you can’t say something kind, don’t say anything.
  3. Silence means consent.

Today’s daily prompt

Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRUTH.

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  2. I have them in my garden as well. They are pretty when they flower ad when they go to seed. They just sort of arrived as some treat them as weeds. I like them very much.

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    • A lot of the flowers I grow are considered as wild flowers by other people. It doesn’t make them any less pretty! It’s always interesting to know what grows in other countries, too. Thanks for commenting. Sue

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