The Dandelion King – NYTimes.com

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/the-dandelion-king?th&emc=th

“The unkept look of my lawn is just a byproduct of a conclusion I reached a few years ago: the war on weeds, though not unwinnable, isn’t winnable at a morally acceptable cost. (…) Maybe someday suburban neighborhoods will consist of lawns that look like mine, and everyone will admire them.

The first step is for you to look at your neighborhood anew. Next time you see an unblemished expanse of grass, think about the chemicals that probably got dumped in your vicinity to create it. Are you grateful for that?

And next time you see a yardful of sprouting dandelions, note that they look remarkably like things we call “flowers”. And later, when the flowers turn into fluff balls, look closely at one of those fluff balls and ask yourself whether it’s really so unattractive. Meanwhile, absorb the fact that the lawn you re looking at is doing nothing to harm pets, toddlers or people in general.” Found on dgirlp’s pages.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/the-dandelion-king/?th&emc=th

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