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In the Eyes of a Child – Dandelions

December 19th, 2008

A while back we went on a school field trip with our nieces & nephew on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

While we were waiting for the train our nephew found a dandelion. He though it was the most wonderful thing and carried it around all day. It was his prized possession.


I don’t mind dandelions in my yard, but many people view them as noxious weeds. They are willing to spray toxic chemicals all over their yards just to have a dandelion free zone. I think they’re kind of pretty and since we have an organic chemical free lawn here at Chiot’s Run we have a few dandelions. Perhaps this coming spring I’ll start eating the greens as a way to keep the population under control.

What do you think, noxious weed or beautiful flower? Anyone eating dandelion greens?

2 Comments to “In the Eyes of a Child – Dandelions”
  1. Lee on December 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t spray the lawn because of my cats. It seems they like to eat the grass once in a while and it would be too difficult to keep all the cats off the lawn right after the spraying. So my lawn has some dandelions and I don’t mind since the flowers are pretty. Dandelions make great salad so you should try it. I get mine from the market though.

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  2. Kelly on December 21, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    The dandelion pictures are SO good!

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