I See Dandelions More Like Flowers, Than Weeds

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    Dandelion Gets Scientific Acceptance As An Antioxidant And "novel" Cancer Therapy

     Dandelion is the bane of immaculate lawn enthusiasts, but holds healing secrets that few people realize. Dandelion is a delicious super-food to add to salads and soups. It contains substantial vitamins and a host of plant-based minerals, especially potassium. The herb...
    bohemiangroove bohemiangroove
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

    They're Pretty!

    Flowers are pretty. Dandelions are pretty. Therefor dandelions are flowers. Just because they're resilient and grow wherever they want to does not mean they are weeds. I like looking at them and picking them and sniffing them. And they are dandy, too! And lions! Rawr!
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    7 Responses May 17, 2008

    Always Will Be Flowers To Me

    I've always considered dandelions to be flowers. I didn't even know until my teens that they're actually weeds & I was heartbroken lol. I love dandelions & am still upset when I see them get killed by a lawn mower.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2010

    DANDELIONS Are Beautiful!

    ....and if you really look at one and say they are not, you are either lying, or do not like the color yellow.  :^)  I used to pick "bouquets" of dandelions for my mother on the walk home from the school bus, when I was like 5 or 6 years old. ...
    bloomingflower bloomingflower
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2008

    So do I. They are sunny

    and bright no matter what the day looks like.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 23

    My Favorite Flower

    When I was a little boy my mom and I were visiting my elderly great aunt who lived near by. As we prepared to leave my mom and aunt stood on the lawn and continued their conversation for quite a while. To pass the time I wandered around the yard picking dandelions. By the time we...
    soledesperado soledesperado
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

    Glue

    That's what weeds are. Weeds stop erosion. Weeds keep the soil together and the trees standing. They are necessary and as usual we kill, kill kill. I find dandelions amazing. And, tasty in a salad.
    Oddandsingular Oddandsingular
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Jul 7, 2011

    Another Reason I Can't Live In Town.

     I've always loved dandelions.  I would pick them and give them to my mother.  She at least took them and put them in a vase and pretended to like my gift.  My father was always cussin them and trying to kill them.  I think that was the first thing I...
    Rachael74 Rachael74
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    Same

    I always make a wish when I blow on them :)
    TheAngelBlushes TheAngelBlushes
    13-15, F
    Jul 10, 2012

    Dandelion Don't Tell No Lies

    "...Dandelion will make you wise..." - The Rolling Stones When I was not quite a year old, my parents were living in Sarnia, (Ontario, Canada) where they had a house right on the lake.  Not far from this house was an empty field that would burst, periodically...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    Ever Since I Was Young..

    I would pick flowers for my mom.. go out in the field and pick all kinds of wild flowers.. and mom would always throw out the dandelions saying they're weeds.. I thought they helped make the bouquet.. I didn't understand how such a beautiful (flower in my eyes) thing could be...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan
    18-21, F
    Feb 4, 2010

    Dandelions Are So Pretty...

    except when they encroach on my strawberry patch, and then they are the devil... But mostly I think they are pretty allover the yard:)
    Randomsomething Randomsomething
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2012

    Dandelions Can Tell If You Like Butter

    thats what my sister would say when she held the yellow flower under my chin. if you can see yellow there on the throat that means you like butter she explained. the sunlight would always make a golden glow on my skin reflected off the dandelion. i learned about all the flowers...
    clarkee clarkee
    51-55
    6 Responses Jan 19, 2011

    You Say Potato

    I never thought of them as a weed. makes a good wine too
    IrishEyesTellNoLies IrishEyesTellNoLies
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    Just Ask..???

    Just ASK…………..   What brought me here? How did this happen? Why did I not see? When did it start?Am I a failure as a mother? A good mother would have seen it and done something…. As I sit here looking out the window with my thoughts and unanswered questions I...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice
    66-70
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    Dandelions For My Mom

    One of my earliest memories is of picking a bunch of dandelions and presenting them to my mom...I felt as if I'd given her a bouquet of roses! I never understood why dandelions got such a bad rap...they're pretty, and fun to blow on when the flowers mature!
    JulesInBmore JulesInBmore
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

    Five Iron Frenzy

    A christian band that wrote a song about dandelions (sort of)- Check out these awesome lyrics: Artist: Five Iron Frenzy Album: Quantity Is Job 1 Song...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    Poor Flowers

    As a kid, they grew all over the local park, a sea of wonderful yellows! And one day, I had collected many and bought them home, some for me and the rest for my mother. :-) When I got home with them, my mother shouted, "Those are weeds! Throw them out!" This...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    THE Flowers of My Heart

    Dandelions are beautiful and I love when my little nephew is in my yard and comes running up with a "special bouquet" for Auntie Jaycee. Inevitably it is going to contain some of my prized tulips, daffodils, some tall grass, and the dandelions from the yard.  He...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    15 Responses May 18, 2008

    Happy Little Flowers

    Every time I see a dandelion I have to smile.  They are the color of joy.  I love seeing fields of them spread out for acres.  They add beauty to a bleak landscape.  I remember as a child picking bouquets of them and my mom putting them in a vase. ...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2009
    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    A Dandelion You Mustn't Pick

    I don't know if any of you have ever heard of -- much less seen -- the beautiful little California Dandelion. It's native only to California, and even then only native to certain regions. Imagine! A dandelion that's rare. My husband and I have seen them during our hikes in...
    gottabeih gottabeih
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2009

    Who Wouldn't Like Them,

    if your precious children run up to you with a handful of dandelions clutched in their hands what would you do?  I keep them in a vase and they now think they are my favorite flower.  Well they are b/c my kids gave them to me as babies and the memories are so special, so the...
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2011

    Glass of Dandelion Wine, Anyone?

    I like the look of a nice patch of dandelions, they are pretty. However, they are more useful than that! We have just passed the traditional day for gathering dandelions, April 23rd, St George's Day; but there is still time if you haven't gone out and got some yet. here's...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    Yellow Noses,

    My children would smell them. Their noses would turn yellow with the pollen. So cute.
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2011

    Flowers

    Dandelions are flowers, and they are what most people consider to be weeds. There is nothing better than walking through the woods, looking not only at the animals and insects, but the so-called weeds as well. When most people get dandelions in their yard, they use herbicide to...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew
    56-60, M
    10 Responses Aug 14, 2010

    I'm a Gardener.

    And you'd think that I'd hate them. But goodness I think they're pretty darn beautiful! I used to pick them for my mother and give them to her as a boque, she always used to laugh at me when I did. and I never understood why until a few years ago :P Now I love them...
    Isabellesheart Isabellesheart
    18-21, F
    Apr 28, 2009

    I Don't Understand Why Everyone Hates Them

    Well I can understand the aspect of they ruin that perfect green lawn look, they attract bugs, etc. But I cannot understand how a beautiful flower can simply be referred to as a weed. I have walked through fields filled with flowers or many colours, I have seen little pink...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling
    18-21, F
    Jul 16, 2012

    Socio-Botanical Classification

    Dandelions are actually a food too :) I've made stir-fry dandelion. They are good and are good FOR you! :)     Isnt it amazing how plants too can have a social status? Did we give them the status? If I were a 4 leaf clover, would I regard dandelion as a fellow weed...
    EPAngela EPAngela
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 19, 2009

    They're really good for you too.

    You can make sweet dandelion fritters or tea. Mmmm Mmmm Good.
    Ablebodied Ablebodied
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    Unfortunately I'm Allergic

    When my family lived in the country I used to pick dandelions all the time and make bouquets out of them. I thought they were so fun and beautiful. But like the other members of my family I have allergies. I'd finish a fun day of playing with Dandelions wondering why my eyes...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly
    22-25, F
    Dec 26, 2011

    My Life As A Weed...by Choice...

      As far back as I can remember i knew something was different.. I did not think or react as others and always thought outside the box. So as I grew older I began to think more and more outside the box, which is hard when you work in a structured world.( like medicine) I...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice
    66-70
    7 Responses May 11, 2011

    I Do

    They're pretty, they're scented, and my bunny rabbit just loves to munch on them! When I was a kid I believed dandelions to be the offspring of sunflowers. I now know that is logically impossible but I still like to believe it. I love how dandelions transform. They start off as...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    Great For Tea

    My preferred tea is made of dandelion root mixed with chicory root. It is a mild diuretic, but contains the right mix of electrolytes to replenish the body. It tastes great too and soothes my stomach. It took me some time to realise this tea comes from the same plant I used as a...
    AgeingThinker AgeingThinker
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2012

    Five Iron Frenzy

    A christian band that wrote a song about dandelions (sort of)- Check out these awesome lyrics: In a field of yellow flowers, underneath the sun, bluest eyes that spark with lightning, boy with shoes undone. He is young, so full of hope, reveling in tiny dreams...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 10, 2008

    I Didn't Even Know They Were Weeds For the Longest!!

    I always have seen them as flowers, even after I found out technically they are weeds. I don't care. Like when you find out your best friend did something stupid 7 years ago. Who cares? They're flowers.
    HesMyPrincess HesMyPrincess
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 17, 2009

    A Weed Is Merely a Misunderstood Flower

    I never understood the whole "flowers vs. weeds" debate with dandelions, because to me, something as simple and beautiful as a dandelion should just be accepted as such. Why do we need to classify it? However, if I simply must, I've always considered them flowers...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    It Could Be Worse ????

    We all wonder sometimes could it get any worse ? We are in a relationship where we ask ourselves am I doing it wrong ? What's am I missing? Our significant other appears to have changed overnight, who is this stranger I am living with ? Stop blaming yourself you haven't...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice
    66-70
    2 Responses May 30, 2011

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