Nature’s Blooms

Looks like this is an organic patch with no artificial additives! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The sun is shining and I am on my way for a session of weed pulling!ย  Then maybe I will sit and make a daisy chain!

21 thoughts on “Nature’s Blooms

  1. Rhyelysgranny

    Oh how I love daisies in the lawn. Hubby was off to cut the grass the other day and my grandson said to him
    ‘Papa can you cut the grass but leave the daisies’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Rhyelysgranny – I love the idea of the grass being cut around the daisies! The ways of little minds! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. steph

    Did you know that…

    The word ‘Daisy’ comes from “Day’s Eye”. It is the name given to several species of this family, including the Daisy and Ox-eye Daisy, because it closes up at night and opens in the daytime, like an eye.

    The Dandelion is so-called because of its jagged leaves, which could be said to resemble lion’s teeth. In French, lions teeth is “Dents-de-lion”.

    Just sayin’ ๐Ÿ˜€

    This year seems to have favoured the spread of dandelions as they are EVERYWHERE!

  4. nick

    We have an extra ingredient in our lawn – buttercups. What I really need is a goat so I don’t have to mow it.

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Steph – Yep! I knew that about the daisy and dandelion. They may be weeds, but they are pretty.

    Nick – So far this year I have not come across buttercups…. no doubt tomorrow or next week the garden will be full of them.

    Mayo – When you are finished, how about doing mine?

  6. Nancy


    Never mind the daisy chain. You pick those dandys and make us a vat of dandelion wine.

    Steph and I will help by taking our shoes off and dancing around in the vat like Lucy and Ethel.

    When we’re all done we will drink the wine and sing
    Danny Boy until we are all in tears……

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy _ I can’t find the vat right now so we shall have to delay it a week and maybe by then Steph will have recovered from all the chocolate. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rhyelysgranny – You can bring the recipe! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Baino – Weeds are the new must have, I decided that long ago!

  8. Darlene

    Has anybody ever made dandelion wine? I have heard of it ‘like forever’, but never knew anybody who actually made it. It doesn’t sound good to me.

  9. Grannymar Post author

    Darlene – I have tasted dandelion wine, but never made it. The glassful I had was given to me at 9 a.m. in the morning (that is another story)! It was very pleasant and not how I expected it to taste at all.

  10. Magpie11

    Stick a plant pot (with holes blocked up) over the dandelions and harvest the blanched leaves.

    Steph_ I’m sure we have done this one before…names for dents de lion: Pis en Lit, Wet the bed, (referring to their diuretic effect). Did you know that during WWII, due to a shortage of rubber, the Soviets are said to have tried to cultivate and harvest dandelion species for their latex? Apparently Erzatz coffee was made from dried, roasted and ground dandelion roots

    A weed is only a plant growing where a human doesn’t want it to!

    In my garden Pelargoniums are generally considered to be weeds.

    Re the dandelion wine…prepare the flowers carefully; Always remove the stalks…or it turns out very bitter! I know I made the mistake.

    They are pretty though!…there was a field full next to the Crem last Thursday.

  11. Grannymar Post author

    Magpie – Thanks for the tips about the dandelions. I love them when they are in full flower.

    WWW – I am not a lover of lawns either. The days are fast approaching when a flat with a window box are becoming appealing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Betty – Come join me!

    Kate – A goat! I think I would go for a sheep, and harvest the wool to knit a jumper!

  12. bikehikebabe

    Dandelions are beautiful. Why aren’t they socially acceptable?

    Steph, I loved this:


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