Last Dandelion

The last 1 or 2 dandelions from warmer months are still hanging on. These are mostly summer flowers, but a few have decided to stick around until it gets really cold. They only like warm weather though, so they probably won’t be around much longer.

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Dandelions blooming

The dandelions are beginning to show their bright yellow¬†blossoms. These tough little flowers will grow & flourish just about anywhere; I already have a large patch in my yard. Usually they bloom later than this, mostly in early summer, but we had such a warm spring this year in MN that everything is blooming earlier than normal. By midsummer they are always quite numerous & popping up all over the place, to the dismay of the dedicated gardeners around here. You basically can’t get rid of them. Once you have them, they’re there to stay. They can be nice though. They make a drab grass-forsaken yard look quite cheerful, & bugs seem to love them.¬†¬†Dandelions will bloom all summer, & in fall turn cottony & release their seeds. Their seeds are made to float a long distance & finally settle down far away, to spread the dandelion colony as far as possible.