I confess. I am a dandelion hugger. Yards in April look like botanical versions of Joseph’s Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat. In nature, as in life, beauty can be found in unexpected places. Who sold us on the idea that our yards needed to look like golf courses anyway?
REMIND ME AGAIN, WHY WE DO WE HATE DANDELIONS?
Who was it that wrote: “dandelions are bullies; they simply have to go”? Jeez oh pete, life has enough challenges without us creating battles that don’t really need to be fought! Ditch the pesticides and dandelion digging. Delight in the color dandelions inject into the landscape, and welcome the bees and butterflies they attract. Because:
Dandelions are an important food source for bees.
I love dandelions! They are not weeds, and they are not something to destroy. They are pretty flowers that appear every spring through no effort of my own, and they make me very happy. In fact, they are …
Let us not forget that dandelions make wishes come true. All you have to do is put your lips together and blow. That’s about as close to holiness as I’ll ever get…or want to.
Dandelion–French for dent de lion, or lion’s tooth–I shall love you to death.
“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” I say:
Be a weed.