Few days ago I saw this enchanting view and got thrilled at the same time. One dandelion clock is producing hundred seeds - can you imagine how many seeds will fly away from this place? I didn't have to imagine. My mind was prepared and ready - I have imagined this picture before.
One of the three fire-breathing dragons, that burn the creativity of mind is fear. Three dragons? I liked that idea :) Reading article, that I have linked, made me understand more about myself and human nature.
For last 3 years I feared this kind of view in my garden: my garden covered with dandelion clocks. My garden! That I have spend so many hours on making it a more beautiful place (in my understanding), will be taken over by dandelions? No, no, no, I disagreed with Mother Nature. She wanted them here and there - rather different places than I could think of. At that time Mr Dandelion was the King of my garden.
I decided to gently invite it to different areas, rather outside of my own garden. I used my hands to pass over the invitation :)
Here we go! One after one.. gazillions... not replanted, no. Removed.
Sometimes I was going out, seeing the unexpected dandelion clock and I had kind of panic attacs! My fear was showing me pictures exactly like these included in my post - taken in Warsaw few days ago....
Slowly I managed to remove all of them, but since 3 years I was carrying a hidden aversion or rather fear that naturally they will invade again.
Until last weeks, when I have met a group of people loving dandelions. I got curious, what do they see? I went to the meadow next to our property and took a closer look. Then I made dandelion syrup, that taste delicious! Since then I feel much better :) I am not scared to see dandelions growing in my garden - tame your enemy by getting closer to it, right?
Little sad, that now is too late for dandelion syrup... yes. If you still have a chance, try to make it it tastes great! Recipe available here :)