No Mow May….

Forget-me-nots, and other pretty flowers.

Our lawns grow so much more than grass and dandelions!

Some crazy little wildflowers….

In defense of the lovely yellow dandelion.

1. It’s highly nutritious.

2. It contains potent antioxidants.

3. It may help fight inflammation.

4. It may aid blood sugar management.

5. It may reduce cholesterol

6. It may lower blood pressure.

7. It may promote liver health.

8. It may aid weight loss.

9. It may support healthy digestion.

10. It may boost immune health.

Pretty in yellow….

Things to make from the lovely dandelion.

1. Dandelion jelly – done

2. Dandelion wine

3. Dandelion bread – done

4. Dandelion honey – done

5. Dandelion syrup – done

6. Dandelion cookies – done

7. Dandelion tea – done

8. Dandelion coffee – done

9. Dandelion gummies

10. Dandelion salve – done

11. Dandelion salad – done

12. Dandelion soup

13. Dandelion quiche

14 Use your imagination

Food for the birds, food for the bees. Food, a plenty, when the lawn has been mowed when No Mow May is over.

Reduce your carbon footprint!

No Mow May

Wanting to make a little bit of honey, for my honey.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking everyone to participate in No Mow May. They are requesting that everyone wait until the end of the month to rev up those lawn mower engines.

Busy, bussing, bees.

The intention of No Mow May is to allow food sources to bloom, providing food for insects and other wildlife.

Getting ready to dive in.

One of the most common lawn flowers, that some folks love to hate, is the gloriously, beautiful dandelion.

Little honey makers!

And while you are enjoying this magnificent bloom on your lawn, stoop down and pick a few.

Bugs of many colours.

Indulge is some dandelion wine, and a dandelion shortbread cookie or two. Make some dandelion jelly, and some dandelion syrup. Some dandelion tea, or dandelion salve.

So many more insects, than just the ever important little honey bee!

Enjoy the colours of your lawn, til the end of the month when most will turn green.