May 15, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 20

They Are Not Weeds, Those Dandelions

Daisies, roses, petunias, pansies – the list is long. Beautiful flowers in many a greenhouse are just waiting to be taken home, where they will be put into planters and pots and flower beds to add a brilliant splash of color to yards.

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Not to be outdone in beauty are the wildflowers that are found along roadsides and on the prairie. Soon bright yellow sweetpeas will be seen all through pastures and in ditches. And bluebells will add their fragrance to the air.

There's something healing about planting flowers. Something that brings joy and ease to your heart. Adding potting soil to a flowe...

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