A Dandy Thanks

Holy Henbit, I had no idea today was Weed Appreciation Day!

Thanks to high school chum Ivan for enlightening me through his Facebook status. Odd fate thing has my knees “soiled” as I’ve been photographing Spring in Texas the past week or so, and today I was hunched over and 4″ from a dandelion (prior to knowing it was such a celebratory garden holiday).So a quick and non-thorough search found not that not only was today (3/28) Weed Appreciation Day indeed, but there is a “Legend of the Dandelion” for us all to learn and teach our next generation of lawn mowers and weed whackers!

And then – I never knew of such – there is natural bling that you can make and proudly wear around…the garden I guess.

The Legend of the Dandelion and How to Make a Dandelion Chain

Whether it is dandelions or henbit or any other undesirable, I hope no one sprayed or spread weed killer today….

And if anyone really cares (I realize my target audience here is limited and this will probably not be one of my more popular postings of late), the Merriam-Webster online dictionary says this about a weed:

Main Entry: 1weed
Pronunciation: \ˈwēd\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wēod weed, herb; akin to Old Saxon wiod weed
Date: before 12th century

1 a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants (2) : a weedy growth of plants b : an aquatic plant; especially : seaweed c (1) : tobacco products (2) : marijuana
2 a : an obnoxious growth, thing, or person b : something like a weed in detrimental quality; especially : an animal unfit to breed from

2 thoughts on “A Dandy Thanks

  1. I will be pulling weeds soon;0) I have tried, in the past, spraying and it doesn’t work. So I just resort to pulling them and counting it as my cardio for the week or day!


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