I can tell it’s spring by the plethora of dandelions in my yard. I know some people say that snowdrops are the first flowers of spring, but I believe it is dandelions, or at least at my house.
The other day the temperature hovered around 50 degrees and it was cold and wet, yet I spotted a bright yellow dot rising up from the weedy edge of my garden. I smiled and remarked how cheerful it looked.
That’s how it starts just one little fluffy yellow head. The next day it rained, and the day after. Finally, some sun. KAPOW the front yard is awash in a sea of yellow.
I don’t use any chemicals on my lawn, because of the kids and pets and really I don’t mind the dandelions. In fact, I love them. I am not sure when they got the reputation as a “bad” weed. They aren’t bad at all. They attract bees and bees are good for the garden. As an added bonus butterflies love them. Soon my yard will be humming with bees and butterflies, thanks to the lowly dandelion.
They are actually a useful plant, besides attracting pollinators. Dandelions can be used to make tea, wine and the leaves are considered a delicacy by some (not me though).
So dandelions, do you love them or hate them?
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