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vickyday

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According to gardening dot org today, April 5th is National Dandelion Day! Personally, I love their bright and sunny yellow faces!
 

Madi

Diane
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i am not a big fan of those flowers, or weeds as i like to call them.
and april 5th is a bit early in the season here, for dandelions?
but then any day is to early for me!
 

LSlycord

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I don’t remember seeing dandelions down here. I am trying to remember back to last year and I just don’t remember seeing any. I love dandelions. Brian, my husband, doesn’t share my love of those pretty little yellow flowers.

For a couple of springs when Syd was little, she loved the dandelions. We lived next door to “Roger, the dandelion killer”. His yard was perfectly free of dandelions. But I wouldn’t let Brian kill ours because Syd loved them. :p:D
 

felis

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I always giggle how people who aren't capable to use them keep calling them 'weeds'. Some persons are just too disconnected from the mother Nature and eco gardening! Wouldn't be surprised if they call even basil weed. :p roll
I love them and have lots in my garden and they already start to bloom. So pretty!
 

FloridaGranny

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I love dandelions! We don't get them here, but I saw lots in New Jersey. And in New Hampshire, where I grew up, the leaves were used in salads! (thrifty New Englanders, lol).
When you were a child did anyone of you hold a dandelion under someone's chin to see if they liked butter? (We kids said if you could see the yellow reflected on the person's chin that mean they liked butter.) Or was that just something the crazy kids I hung out with made up???
 

felis

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I love dandelions! We don't get them here, but I saw lots in New Jersey. And in New Hampshire, where I grew up, the leaves were used in salads! (thrifty New Englanders, lol).
When you were a child did anyone of you hold a dandelion under someone's chin to see if they liked butter? (We kids said if you could see the yellow reflected on the person's chin that mean they liked butter.) Or was that just something the crazy kids I hung out with made up???
Aww I wasn't heard that before, but we make a wish, and blow the seeds into the air.
 

vickyday

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I always giggle how people who aren't capable to use them keep calling them 'weeds'. Some persons are just too disconnected from the mother Nature and eco gardening! Wouldn't be surprised if they call even basil weed. :p roll
I love them and have lots in my garden and they already start to bloom. So pretty!
I know that I have always heard of dandelion greens, but I have never tried it! Have you?
 

vickyday

Love my O Family!
CHEERY O
I love dandelions! We don't get them here, but I saw lots in New Jersey. And in New Hampshire, where I grew up, the leaves were used in salads! (thrifty New Englanders, lol).
When you were a child did anyone of you hold a dandelion under someone's chin to see if they liked butter? (We kids said if you could see the yellow reflected on the person's chin that mean they liked butter.) Or was that just something the crazy kids I hung out with made up???
The only thing I have ever heard that involved the chin is, "Tickle, tickle under chin. If you love boys you will grin!" :D
 

LSlycord

Moderator
CHEERY O
I love dandelions! We don't get them here, but I saw lots in New Jersey. And in New Hampshire, where I grew up, the leaves were used in salads! (thrifty New Englanders, lol).
When you were a child did anyone of you hold a dandelion under someone's chin to see if they liked butter? (We kids said if you could see the yellow reflected on the person's chin that mean they liked butter.) Or was that just something the crazy kids I hung out with made up???
We did that in Iowa too.
 

faerywings

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@felis My grandparents made "minesta" Not sure how to spell it but it is dandelion greens, cannellini beans over polenta. Good Italian peasant dish. My grandma would literally pick them from her yard and cook them :D
 

felis

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@felis My grandparents made "minesta" Not sure how to spell it but it is dandelion greens, cannellini beans over polenta. Good Italian peasant dish. My grandma would literally pick them from her yard and cook them :D
That's the exact use of the herbs garden! :D
I know that I have always heard of dandelion greens, but I have never tried it! Have you?

I have Italian friend which make it on salad, with pasta or with egg and cheese. I'm not sure which one is dandelion greens. Personally I'm a tea girl, and prefer its detoxicate quality. I just recently learned that can be use at home made cosmetic for skincare, but I'm not tried it yet. :rolleyes:
 
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