I love dandilions - the children are thrilled to be able to freely pick what, to them, are flowers. How to get dandilions to spread throughout the yard, so this free-flower-picking can be a long-lived spring exploration? (sigh) only in ece do we value weeds....
You are right! We are lucky to have a small grassy area (we call it the meadow), where buttercups grow when it gets a bit warmer. Every now and then the Church folks come and mow all the buttercups away...it makes me sad, because the children enjoy them so much.
One year when I was very young, I opened a gazillion dandelion seed pods and spread them all over our yard. It was a great harvest until my dad put out weed killer. Shhhh, he never knew.
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