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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:39 PM
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More pics of flowers in our yard.
these are iris beside our driveway-





some fluffy things(I forget what they are called)



blue bells I think



lovely little butter cups



my moms rose is about to bloom

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:42 PM
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1. The fluffy things look like dandelions.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:42 PM by Jamastiene
I'm not sure. Either way, you have some beautiful flowers there. :thumbsup: :D
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:44 PM
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2. yes I do believe they are dandelions(I forgot)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:47 PM
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3. Yes, those are dandelions!
Blow and make a wish!
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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4. but aim for your neighbor's yard, not your own.
Just joking. You'd be spreading dandelion seeds if you blew the fluffy thing.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:08 PM
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5. Yes! They are considered weeds here.
We don't want them in our yard, but they can be a pleasant flower to have.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:27 PM
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6. I did not know that they are weeds
we played with them when we were young
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:43 PM
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7. Weeds are a funny thing. They are flowers, but they grow wild around
here, as do buttercups and daffodils. They are still flowers, but since they grow wild and freely, it puts them in the weed category.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:46 PM
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8. One person's flowers are another person's weeds
I don't mind dandelions myself, but everybody else in my tenants association thinks they're a nuisance. So we spray for them instead of cultivate them.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:55 PM
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10. A weed is any plant that grows where it's not supposed to n/t
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:38 AM
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18. It's the same with Goldenrod.
In this country we think of it as a weed, but in England it's grown in cottage gardens. (And, contrary to popular opinion, it is not the flower that makes everyone go "achoo"). That's Ragweed.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:56 PM
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11. The leaves are edible!
When they are young, you can add them to salad. They are bitter, but not bad with a warm bacon-vinegar dressing.

Some old-timers used to make dandelion wine, but I don't know if they used only the leaves.
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:27 PM
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12. My husband picked some dandelion leaves for me a long time ago
when I was pregnant and read that they are a good source of iron. I cooked them like spinach. He reassured me that he chose some unlikely to have been noticed by passing (male) dogs ;).
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:40 AM
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19. When I was a kid, I'd sit and eat clover.
And I'm (relatively) sane.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:34 AM
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16. Did you ever make pop guns out of them?
We used to get them before the flowers opened. We would break them off at ground level, hold one hand in the middle, wrap the stem around itself and loop it over. Then we could hold it and shoot the heads off at each other. That was always fun. :evilgrin:
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:53 PM
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9. Very pretty!
(Actually the pretty blue flowers around the dandelions are weeds, too.) But they all composed a beautiful photo! :)
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:20 PM
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13. Thank you for the PM. Lovely flowers.
It's great that your mom's rose is going to bloom in time for mother's day!
:hug: :hug:
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:06 PM
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14. ...
:hug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:41 PM
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15. Spring flowers are so pretty. Great shots.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:36 AM
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17. What beautiful Iris. My favorite flower. nt
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