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  •  Many people will think I'm nuts, (3+ / 0-)

    and I am!  However, I like dandelions.  A few years ago while driving through British Columbia we came upon large areas filled with them.  The grew taller than the ones that grow locally here in NCAL.  Some of the "flowers" where bigger than the palm of my hand.  I think I would love the violets and dandelions in your turf.

    Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't.... (then it's on to Plan B or more duct tape).

    by Aunt Pat on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:46:15 PM PST

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    •  Some of those huge dandelions (4+ / 0-)

      might be impostors. There is a plant around here called goats beard or oyster plant that produces dandelion-like flowers 2-3 inches across and grows in taller grassy areas and roadside ditch lines. The plants can be up to 3 ft tall, but are usually 18" tall or so.

      What is interesting is that the flowers close up by early afternoon, and the seed heads look like monstrous dandelion seed puffballs, and can be up to 4" across.

      Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

      by NoMoreLies on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:01:12 PM PST

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