As a child I remember reading a book about a girl (of course) who lived near a field of Queen Anne's Lace. I didn't know what in the world it was -- but just the name alone and the description of the lacy flower made me want to have some.
Its taken me many years to get to that point but I'm oh so delighted to share my summer with this beautiful plant.
Oh, and here are a few 'facts' about Queen Anne's Lace that I've gathered. Its called a 'Wild Carrot'. It is biennial in that it lives for two years. It will spend the first year growing bigger and then bloom in the second year. I suppose this means that I won't see these beauties next year, if this is their second year. Caterpillars of the Eastern Swallow Butterfly eat the leaves. Bees and other insects drink the nectar.
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse