Tag: dandelions

A rain of May flowers

Snow in April and rain in May, maybe the wettest spring on record, but now here come the May flowers– There are tulips in a profusion of colors, from white to striped and purple-black.  You can find them in front yards and back yards and planted in the medians along Michigan Avenue.  A native of Central... Read more »

May Days

May Days
May Day falls halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice.  Spring is here, and winter is over for now.  The ground is warm and alive. The earth is in bloom with flowers. It is a time of  light, and increasing light. In pagan times,  the first of May was a high holiday–Beltane.  It was... Read more »

In Praise of Dandelions

In Praise of Dandelions
Do they really need defending, yes! Every spring when the dandelions return, so do their detractors. It would seem that dandelions are doing just fine–certainly not endangered. And we are more environmentally aware these days, aren’t we?  We know how harmful weed killers and pesticides can be!  In fact, in Oak Park, you can’t use... Read more »
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