Monday, April 12, 2010

Failing to see...

...the beauty in a dandy-lion.

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A.A.Milne.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. Author unknown.

Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. William Shakespeare.

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn
. Andrew V. Mason.

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. Author unknown.


  1. Love the quotes although I still don't think I would like dandelions even if they were rare. They are definitely a favorite of the kiddies though.

  2. I have a different view on gardens. Weeds are the plants that were growing in your yard long before it was visited by urbanization. (Note that this excludes invasive species.) The non-weeds are everything else that grows in your garden. Most of these seem artificially out of place, but they are still beautiful because in some corner of the earth they are weeds too. By the way, I enjoyed your photo of dandilion fruit.