This week’s bouquet is ever so simple. As simple as childhood used to be. This may look like a lovely chrysanthemum, but it is the humble dandelion of our youth.
Remember when we picked them as a surprise for our Mothers? Remember when we made linked chains from their stems? Remember when we blew the seeds into the wind, fascinated as only a child can be?
Now they are a weed, and a pest to most home owners as they invade our yards. But the bees love them and the dandelion flow produces a very particular and delicious honey.
I paired the dandelion with another small wildflower growing in my lawn. I have no idea what it is, but it’s tiny daisy-like flower is precious.
It usually goes unnoticed as it springs up and flowers just as the grass needs its first cutting. So like the dandelion, it is run over with the mower, not to appear again until next spring.
Although we consider the dandelion a weed, it is really a wildflower. And as most wildflowers, it does not actually hold up very well in a bouquet. It will close at night, and may, or may not reopen in the morning.
Sweetness comes in many forms, so grab it where and when you can.
Making a bouquet doesn’t require a large garden full of flowers . . . only eyes to see what is around you.
Linking with Cathy of Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”, where you can view other bouquets from all over the world.