In reality....the yellow dandelion bloom dries out for a day or two before the spent flower opens into the familiar, white, globular seed head.
Each seed has a tiny parachute, to spread easily in the wind.
The dandelion is well-adapted to a modern world. They now grow virtually worldwide.
From reading some of your blogs, I know you love the dandelion for it's edible greens. But, for most gardners, they are a pesty weed that continues to be a problem.
|Petunias growing in the walkways as volunteers|
|Volunteer Petunias after growing a few weeks...where is the walkway?|
Wow ~ your petunias are gorgeous....how great of them to volunteer...I love when that happens!ReplyDelete
They just show up each year and say "hello" in a big way!Delete
I still can't resist stopping and picking a dandelion to blow the seeds away! (Not that they need any help out here,the wind blows all the time!)ReplyDelete
Hi Jan.....The wind blows here most days....many times so strong you can't keep a hat on your head!Delete
Love your volunteer petunias! I find that the volunteers look much healthier than the original plant. I have several coming up in my pots this year and I think I'll thin them out and watch them grow instead of buying more plants. I have had volunteers come up in a tiny crack in the concrete patio.ReplyDelete
Hi Cheryl...I agree with you about the volunteers. Tomato plants are stronger when they come up as volunteers from last season seeds that have fallen to the ground.Delete
Lovely pictures and a nice purple color. I love picture no 2. Have a nice time.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna....I have hundreds and hundreds of them at one time. It's amazing to see the wind catch them.Delete
I love the fact that they are called "volunteers". They cost nothing and brighten up the yard as much as the pricey annuals.ReplyDelete
Hello Ms Sparrow...these petunias have been doing this for several years in the very same spot!Delete
I've not heard the term volunteers before for plants that appear but it's a nice term. the petunias look great. Suzy xReplyDelete
Hi Suzy...these petunias re-seed each year in the same spot....with no help from me. They sprout through the crushed granite walkways...I'd say they are very hardy!Delete
I suppose you'd count the daisies on my lawn as 'volunteers' Meggie, a daisy starred lawn is one of summers delights for me...........love your pretty petunias. xReplyDelete
Lily...that must be a beautiful sight. Daisies are my favorite flower!Delete
I have tried to capture the beauty of a dandelion 'clock' so many times, without success. Lovely photos. The volunteer petunias look as though they are taking a gentle ramble down your pretty pathway. I reckon you have the balance right.ReplyDelete
You have to start making sallad of dandalions:) Small young leaves can be used a bit like rucola sallad...ReplyDelete