Minnesota Horticulture: Wild Plants - Magnified Five Times
Look at My Weeds
Some may say that lawn needs to be green. Green, luscious grass, growing and clipped to a standard length at intervals.
True. This is a look at what I have been cutting down. Some are quite pretty. There is the clover, thistle, cockle burr, dandelions and many that I did not take the time to identify before I mulched them
My husband is the weed king. He is constantly driving his four wheeler around the yard with a sprayer filled with various types of weed control spray. We don't always agree on these matters.
Please Don't Cut the Grass and Pretty Flowers
Green is Good
Green is wonderful and I love all the pretty wildflowers that grow in the grass. It is correct that to be civilized and give the impression that you care about your lawn's appearance that you must cut it now and again. Perhaps once a week.
However; I like to see the weeds grow tall and produce their natural flowers. I love to see the yellow buttercups and the rusty maroon colored Indian Paintbrushes.
I think the clover is pretty and I like the alfalfa leaves. The creeping Charlie has pretty purple flowers but I don't like the smell when they are cut.
Natural and Unfettered
Making the Lawn Short
Pretty and Colorful
Up Close and Personal
Pretty Purplish Flower
Millions of Dandelions
Using Farmall to Create Civilized Look
Not Lawn But Pretty Anyways
How About You
Do you like to leave the wild flowers or mow them off
Uses for Dandelions
The greens are edible. Raw, like lettuce. Cooked, like spinach. The roots can be dried and used like a coffee or tea drink. The yellow tops make a dry, nutty flavored wine. There is a milky substance that is in the stems. Very bitter.