Friday, April 6, 2012

ZOMBIE DANDELIONS

Why to they call them dandelions? They sure are NOT dandy (nor lions). They are a pain in the butt. They sneak into your yard, sprout them yellow flowers, then turn puffy, and let little seed things go everywhere.

You spray, they die, and more show up. It's almost like trying to take out zombies. (If you don't know what I mean, watch the TV show The Living Dead.) The guy who lives behind us lets the damn things grow without even trying to do something about them.

Now, I know that some people like to eat dandelions. And I don't hold that against them. I've tried them, but didn't like them. Even as wine.

Besides, I wouldn't eat the ones in my yard even if they hadn't been sprayed, 'cause, I'm sure our dog has sprayed them lots! Now, if you maybe had acres of them, then maybe they'd be okay.

But they are still like zombies.

If the world were to end, there would still be roaches and dandelions, I'll bet. And maybe mutant flying bunnies that lay mutant Easter eggs.

Who knows. . . it could happen!

9 comments:

  1. Funny you should post this. I have been out in the yard this morning trying to spray and kill the darn things.

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    1. Mat, head shot! them boogers. I sprayed all those I could see. And as of today, 4/9, I've only seen about five of them that have wilted. Time to pull out the big guns next. And, I'll spray them all over again with something else.

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  2. The name means, dente-de-lion, literally meaning "lion's tooth" from the shape of the leaves. Rumor has it that they didn't even exist in The New World way back when, the seeds were brought by the Europeans because the little shits grow any and EVERYWHERE!
    Author Robert Fulghum did a really good piece on them.
    I'm getting off my soap box now...

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    1. irontomflint, I never knew, and never thought about looking it up. It's neat to know. As for being on your soap box, no biggy. I get on mine from time to time. As for them pesky yellow growing things, I have about a 3 acre field down the street, just full of them things. It's owned by the city.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)April 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I have a good solution---get chickens! Mine love 'em. I let them out and they have all the yellow tops gone in about an hour. No more bending over and pulling those darn weeds or my back out!

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    1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey), thanks for stopping by. I would LOVE to have some chickens. But, the city won't allow it. Plus, the wife would love to have some chickens, to eat up all the grass hoppers.

      If we get a chance to move, chickens are on top of our list of critters to get.

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  4. Nothing like mowing and somehow they are 8 inches tall the next day. The guy across the road has let thistles get about 4 feet tall and seed out. I can't wait to deal with that. Looks like I get to spread some pre-emergent retardant out later this year.

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  5. 45er, maybe you could launch some balloons full of that retardant over his way. And head off them thistles.
    And I'm with you. I sometimes think them dandelions see you coming with the mower, and they lay down, so as not to get mowed.

    Plus, hope you and family had a nice Easter.

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  6. Jim, I got so fed up with the neighbor's lawn full of dandelions last year I accidentally let the weed 'n feed drift on the wind about 6 feet or so over the property line. Ok, so how was i supposed to know there was actually nothing resembling grass that would survive the spray...so I let some seed drift over onto the dirt patch this year. Maybe he'll even water.

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