Monday, May 2, 2011

Leave The Weeds Alone! (UPDATED)


UPDATED 5/2/11:
Just like the dandelions return each year around this time, so this post has returned.  I know some of you are new to this blog since this was first posted and it is one of my more popular posts so I hope you don't mind me using it again.  So far we only have a couple dandelions in our front yard because Gerard put on the Scott's Turf Builder in time this year.  Many other yards on our street are covered with them!  Good job, Gerard!

Today Gerard and I went to the park and stopped at this bench to read for a little bit. I looked around and saw all these dandelions! I remembered how dad always had a yard full of them and whenever we would mention it, dad would say, "I like them, they're so pretty! Just because someone calls it a weed doesn't mean they're not pretty." I think he had a point there. What do you think? Gerard says they still look like weeds to him.

(re-posted from 4/25/09)
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21 comments:

Homestay Mama said...

Well, people say dandelion greens are good for us! And personally I think the flowers are pretty. However, I'm going to have to go out and dig all of mine up because my neighbor is threatening to spray Round-up on them before they migrate to her yard!

Margie and Edna said...

I always like seeing the yellow flowers suddenly there in amongst the grass, it's a nice sign that spring has sprung. :)

--Beth (aka, Edna)

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

If only we know how to manage our yard... Our nature is teeming with life.

Femmepower said...

i think they're pretty.just trim them every once in a while to keep them neat.well-manicured greens look great on any lawn.i agree with your dad,they're pretty and should be left alone.pls don't weed them out.

tashabud said...

Hi Karen,
I think they're very pretty, too. I just don't want them in my yard. Only because my neighbors keep their yards dandelion-free that if any dandelions start growing in their yards, I would be blamed.

Tasha

I am Harriet said...

Ohhh....the sneezing they can cause me :) . Yep- they're in my back yard too.

Liza said...

they're the prettiest weeds! :)

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Homestay Mama: That's funny about your neighbor, maybe you should just let them.

Margie & Edna: You're right, definitely a sign of spring! Too bad real flowers don't grow as easily.

Yeokeehui: Do you have a big yard? Our's is pretty small.

Femmepower: We did leave them alone, but when they started growing in the cracks in his driveway, I did at least pull those out.

Tashabud: It's nice you are so considerate of your neighbors!

Harriet: Roses make me sneeze. Dandelions generally don't.

Liza: I agree.

sammawow said...

So far I don't have any in my yard, but I will always remember my daughter bringing me bouquets of dandelions so, of course, I love them!

SpeakDog said...

A weed is technically "an unwanted plant".

So, weeds are in the eye of the beholder.

I think Dandelions are kinda pretty, too. In my lawn, that is. I don't want them in my flower beds. So, I'm not sure how I should classify them.

Jude said...

Bill digs them out, but I think they're pretty.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry' said...

Sammawow: Yes, the dandelion bouquets; I think I brought home a few of those on occasion.

Speak Dog: So then maybe they weren't weeds in my dad's yard after all since he didn't mind them being there.

Jude: Interesting how people are split on this dandelion issue, LOL!

Sandee said...

It's only a weed if you don't like it. I like them too.

Have a terrific day. :)

MamaFlo said...

I think they are weeds too.

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Mountain Woman said...

Your Dad and I think the same about dandelions.

scrappysue said...

i think the dandelion gets a bad rap! thanks for stopping by

Marg said...

I agree that weeds are just as pretty as the expensive plants. I have a friend that landscapes yards and he goes around collecting weeds to use and grow. Take care.

cheri said...

We have no dandelions, my husband makes sure of that!

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