Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dandelions

Every year, American homeowners spend millions attempting to get rid of the dandelions growing on their perfect lawns. Why?



Dandelions have culinary and medicinal uses..the roots, blossoms, and leaves all be used to help humankind. Who decided they were a bad thing?

O DANDELION, rich and haughty, King of village flowers! Each day is coronation time, You have no humble hours. I like to see you bring a troop To beat the blue-grass spears, To scorn the lawn-mower that would be Like fate’s triumphant shears, Your yellow heads are cut away, It seems your reign is o’er. By noon you raise a sea of stars More golden than before. - Vachel Lindsay Give it up. As long as there is wind and children to blow the feathery puff ball seeds around, the dandelion will win.


And God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:11-12