My husband and I have different answers to this question. My husband does not like flowers in his lawn, though I believe a great lawn should contain a few dandelions and a small patch of clover. Well, it should if children ever play on it. My husband wants our lawn to look like my Dad’s: But I (not so) secretly hope that our lawn never looks this nice! I don’t even mind that it looks like this: In defense of our lawn. It just warmed up enough to begin running sprinklers. It will green up, I just hope that when it does my husband is not successful in his attempt to eradicate the pretty dandelion and clover flowers!
I, on the other hand, find some flowers unwelcome in my raised bed gardens. I would prefer not to see flowers on my rhubarb, greens, or onions, especially this early in the year. Alas, one of my rhubarb plants has begun to bloom: I will do an emergency harvest of this plant and freeze the stalks. I will wait until the other rhubarb is ready before I start baking with it.
There are some flowers that we are both happy to see. The first flower on our crabapple tree:
Our first viola flower:
And the snapdragons, which are beginning to bloom, just as the tulips are fading:
Do you have any flowers that are unwelcome in your yard?
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