I've eaten dandelions before and they are tasty, as long as there is no pesticide on them. I've even had dandelion wine that my husband made one year. It was pretty potent though...
After supper, my husband and I picked a wheelbarrow full of dandelions using pitch forks.
You can see that the lawn got really tramped on. We picked another wheelbarrow full today.
Can you see the little rose bush growing on the lawn on the right of the wheelbarrow in the top photo?
I dug around it today and weeded and fertilized it and added a border. It a John Davis rose bush that I planted a couple of years ago in honor of my dad who died in 2008 and at the same time I also planted one in honor of my mom who died in 2009.
The rose bush was planted on the right and the next year, a branch grew on the lawn a couple of feet away. The original bush isn't doing well but I left it there anyway. It has some buds on it although some branches are dead.
This is what it looked like last year. My lawn needs some lime. We think that the big flood leached the lime out and the PH is low. The same thing happened in the fields. It was tested before the flood and after the flood, the PH was lower.
Here is the John Davis rose. They bloom all summer.
I'll stop for tonight and wish you all a good night sleep.
Thanks for your visit.