Dear Crabby, Are Dandelions a Weed or a Wildflower?

Dear Crabby, Are Dandelions a Weed or a Wildflower? Sincerely, Tara X.   Dear Tara, The answer to that question depends are where you stand. If you stand in my yard, then we call them weeds. However, if we stand in your yard, we could call them wildflowers. The truth is, they're a perennial herb. They come back every spring, go bonkers to mid-summer, then calm down a bit. I have fond memories from my childhood of waiting until Dandelions went to seed, making a wish, and blowing the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Treat My Lawn?

Dear Crabby, I really would like to have a beautifully green lawn, but I am concerned about all the chemicals that they recommend.  Do you think it is safe to spray your yard or even have a company do it? Sincerely, Al Green Dear Mr. Green, I am really not the one to be asking about "green" issues. I have expressed my thoughts about flowers and green plants in general before - I like it when other people display them, as long as I don't have to tend to them. If I had it my way, I … [Read more...]