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    wide eyed lib

    We mixed in some dandelion leaves, which made for a nice blend of flavors. About one third of my shady (12 very mature tulip poplars, with oaks and pines interspersed) backyard sits in a hollow, and it's there the violets are busiest. I absolutely hate suburban grass lawns (one third of my front yard, the only place I have sun, is herbs), so this is an experiment I'm enjoying.

    Radarlady

    •  If you like dandelion leaves, (1+ / 0-)
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      radarlady

      you'll really love the flowers. They're less bitter than the leaves and have a subtle sweetness.

      Are you lucky enough to get morels under your tulip populars?

      "You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care."--Kate Gronstal, on marriage equality

      by wide eyed lib on Tue May 12, 2009 at 11:20:44 AM PDT

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      •  Sadly, no (1+ / 0-)
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        wide eyed lib

        The tulip poplars are very mature (~70 years old) so they're widely spaced, not far enough apart for good sun, but mostly shaded. I think the soil's wrong, as well (too rolling and sandy and damp).

        Radarlady

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