Dandelions seem to be universally despised, but not by me! I love them:
- they are sunny and cheerful
- they have deep roots that reach down and bring up nutrients into their leaves which they then donate to the soil
- they feed the birds with their seed
- they have medicinal properties
- they can also be eaten
I have not always loved them, I used to try to remove them as other people generally do. But then I saw their benefits and now I enjoy letting them do their own thing. I don’t have problems with them getting out of hand and I like them mixed in with the other plants.
Dandelions and sweet cicely
Dandelions and spring flowers
I did this post because my partner was complaining about the dandelions in the lawn and I wanted to stand up for them and to see what other people think.