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Golden crowns with blades of green the dandelion r...

2011-03-18T15:45:56.841-04:00

Golden crowns with blades of green the dandelion reigns supreme:)



Funnily enough, there really should be a dandelion...

2008-05-13T16:35:00.000-04:00

Funnily enough, there really should be a dandelion festival: after all, when they are pesticide-free, the leaves and roots have tremendous nutritional value, not to mention medicinal properties. It makes for some yummy salads (and no warts come from handling the "milk" inside the stem - just a rash for those who are allergic).

I have yet to try dandelion wine, but I'm told that it's another reason to celebrate that tenacious little weed...



Even here in Australia we have them (I think, they...

2008-05-13T03:01:00.000-04:00

Even here in Australia we have them (I think, they look pretty much like the ones I've seen in both Canada and Norway).
Here most people with a garden try to get rid of them, but since I neither weed nor mow lawns, my garden got them with a vengeance. To great annoyance for all the neighbours.
Never understood that thing with mowing, neither snow (which we haven't here), nor lawns (which go brown in summer anyway).
Snow will melt, and grass grow again, so what a waste of time!

By the way, that white milk from dandelions is supposed to give you worts if you get it on your hands. Old wives' tale?



The top photo looks much like my lawn.

2008-05-12T19:58:00.000-04:00

The top photo looks much like my lawn.



Ottawa is not alone:Breitenbach Dandelion Festival...

2008-05-12T12:07:00.000-04:00

Ottawa is not alone:

Breitenbach Dandelion Festival
Dover, Ohio, USA

Dandelion Festival
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA

Alaska Dandelion Festival
Seward, Alaska, USA

Vineland's dandelion festival to mark its 35th year
Vineland, New Jersey, USA

Waterloo Dandelion Festival
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dandelion Festival
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

and I'm sure this list is not complete