Sentimental Journey...
One of my fondest memories...

When we lived in NY in the ‘80’s, we were the only house in our neighborhood that didn't have Chemlawn service. (Even then I was “crunchy!” 🤣😂)

Consequently, our yard was densely populated with T. officinalis (dandelions)...and other “weeds.”
Our then three year old son, Billy,  commented, as he presented me with a huge bouquet of long-stemmed dandelions, "God must REALLY love us ‘cause He gives us so many of these beautiful flowers!" 


Today, almost forty years later, I still love dandelions, and Bill's youngest son brings me bouquets of these beauties.

Years ago in my college Field botany class I learned that the lowly dandelion's scientific name, Taraxacum officinale   means "the official cure for disorders".

In fact, this website (Dandelion | NCCIH (  states the following 

"Today, dandelion is promoted as a “tonic,” as a diuretic, and for a variety of conditions, including infections and digestive symptoms. As a food, dandelion is used as a salad green and in soups, wine, and teas. The roasted root is used as a coffee substitute."

Truthfully, I would rather have a bouquet of dandelions picked with love by a child than a florist shoppe full of roses!


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