Maryland Blogger: Dealing with Dandelions

Dealing with Dandelions

Dealing with Dandelions

 

When we have dandelions in our lawns, we usually turn to weed killers or the special tools have been developed to dig up the dandelions.  Regardless of the removal techniques are used, many of the dandelions survive to grow to maturity.

As I photowalk through Kentlands, I have a different approach to dandelions.  I like to photograph them.  You might not have noticed but every dandelion is different.  Dandelions provide some of the color that we know means that spring has arrived.

Enjoy the dandelions in your neighborhood by taking photographs as you photowalk and seek the colors of the season. No, I do not expect that you will photograph dandelions but I hope that you will walk for good health.

These photographs are from a photowalk through our home community of Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  

 

 

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Photographs by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 21 commentsRoy Kelley • May 11 2017 03:53PM

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Good morning Roy.  Always on the lookout for a photo opportunity.  Thanks for sharing

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy,

The greens are very good when they first come out and makes a very dry wine!

The Bee's seem to love them as well.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Nothnagle) about 1 month ago

Hi Roy - when I was a little kid my sister and I picked and brought them to my mother.  Not it is a totally different story.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Hi, Roy.  Kind of like snowflakes, no two are alike.  They are really pretty.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 month ago

Love the photos, Roy Kelley. My Grandmother from Italy had an excellent use for dandelions when they peeked out of the lawn in early Sping; eat them! Now they are sold in many tores after so many years of people turning their noses up to them.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One) about 1 month ago

Like they say, a weed is a plant whose usefulness is yet to be found!

Regardless of the removal techniques are used, many of the dandelions survive to grow to maturity.

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy. Dandelions are beautiful in the neighbors lawn, just not yours! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy. I have fought the dandelions in my yard for 6 weeks. That said your photos show them as beautiful.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 month ago

Thus far I have gotten away with simply picking the blossoms off them every morning.  I need to get out there and really dig them out.  Fortunately, I don't have many.  You have photographed them well.  A testament that a weed is only a flower growing where it shouldn't be!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Roy, love yellow flowers, BUT not in my yard!    I don't usually put a weed killer on my yard, as I have a weed picker and get them as they show up.   I stay on top of this!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 month ago

Your photos are lovely, but Larry tries to get rid of them before they have a chance to blossom and spread through our lawn.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 month ago

Such beautiful photo captures of these dandelions, thank you for sharing them my friend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 month ago

Roy,

I love your take on this post.  We have dandelions that have major thorns that rival roses.  I will have to get a shot of one.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

Interesting to see the differences, will have to look at Dandelions differently from now on.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 1 month ago

You photgraphed the pretty part of this weed but we don't let them get that far.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 month ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 29 days ago

We have a cloudy Monday morning for Memorial Day in Maryland.

Have a very special holiday.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 25 days ago

It has medical use to reduce high blood pressure using plant as tea to drink. Dried dandelion is used as mild appetite stimulant to aid upset stomach.  As for use weed killer I do not suggest any chemical close to human....

 

 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 1 day ago

Sam Shueh 

Thanks so much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 1 day ago

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