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Dandelions

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So vibrant, so cheerful – why don’t we like them?

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

28/12/2011 at 12:41 am

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  1. They are so plentiful and grow where other stuff is supposed to be. So we call them weeds. Yours is a very good question!

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    souldipper

    28/12/2011 at 5:11 am

    • But there are other weeds we love – Queen Anne’s lace, lupins, daisies… just the sight of dandelions makes some folks blood boil…

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  2. I’ve never been much bothered by dandelions, but when I was a child, my mother used to make me go out in the yard and dig them up.

    Your picture is so bright and colorful, reminds me of a bunch of sunflowers on a smaller scale. But speaking of weeds, I love Queen Anne’s lace and daisies. Cornflower is another flower that grows wild that I would love to have a huge patch of . . . One person’s bane is another person’s beauty.

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    poietes

    02/01/2012 at 9:59 am

    • My mother used to make dandelion wine, which I think always turned to vinegar… I drank half a bottle once when I was about 14, trying to get drunk (for the 1st time). Did not know what wine was supposed to taste like – got sick to my stomach and threw up… did not get even slightly drunk.

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      • My mom made homemade grape wine (she had a grape arbor). I did the same thing at about the same age. Actually got a bit of a buzz. Quite zesty flavor.

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        poietes

        02/01/2012 at 12:34 pm

      • Your mom was better at wine making than mine then… hard to imagine she didn’t use enough sugar… but then – what I know about wine making could fit in a couple of sentences…

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