Spring is here -- lots of rain, temperature fluctuations--warm, cool, hot--and of course, the yellows, pinks and purples that seem to mark the season.Throughout my property, bright yellow globes greet me.
Yep, the dandelion has roared its way into spring.
Despite the persistence of these plants and how they often crowd out other flora, I have to marvel at their usefulness - as a vegetable, coffee substitute, wine, vitamins -- as well as an early food source for bees and other pollinating insects. Dandelions provide cover and color to those areas of my property that have not yet established more tender flowers and they help stabilize the soil. And their golden glow mirrors the sunshine adding cheer to the day ...
My only wish is that they were far more 'prudent' in their exuberant proliferation ....!!