I’ve decided to establish the I Love Dandelions Society.
What are the society’s goals?
To encourage the use of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a suitable and highly desired ground cover for flower borders and vegetable garden beds.
To promote the beauty of dandelions that grow up through sidewalk cracks or establish themselves in the middle of perennial flowers.
To support those gardeners whose garden paths are overgrown with dandelions from one end to the other.
To embolden those who allow dandelions to grow in their lawns.
Though establishing this society and promoting the dandelion in such a manner will be an arduous task, I believe it will be a far easier task than digging up the many dandelions that are coming up all over my flower borders and vegetable garden beds, growing up in sidewalk cracks and in the middle of perennials, clogging up my garden paths, and spreading across my lawn.
I think the much maligned dandelion just needs a good PR campaign behind it to promote its value as a salad green, an early source of nector for bees, and an ingredient in wine making.
Therefore, I’m doing this for the good of all gardeners who have stepped out into their gardens this spring and then run back inside rather than face all the dandelions that have come up and continue to come up all over the place.
To encourage participation, membership in the society is free to all interested parties.