How Many 6-Headed Mutant Dandelions Are Growing In Your Yard?
Maybe I'm about done with 'No Mow May'.
I was one of those people who immediately embraced No Mow May. Mostly because I'm lazy, and it seemed like a great excuse to not mow the lawn. And honestly, it worked out pretty well, for the most part. My yard was alive with the buzzing of bees and other pollinators, whizzing around my yard doing their important work.
As a result, my lawn is also now about 14 inches tall and a bit unruly. Of course, the dandelions on my lawn have just let their flower flag fly this spring, and they are also extremely hearty and very tall. But there was one dandelion in my yard that definitely stood out from all the others.
This is straight from the 'Little Shop of Horrors'.
Pretty sure in its previous life, this dandelion was a full-blown predator. It's pretty much the Medusa of dandelions. It's got six heads, and a stem that's about 20 times bigger than a normal stem. You can see normal-sized ones all around it. And also my big dumb thumb helps provide some scale too.
If this is what's going to happen when I don't mow my lawn, and just let it run wild with reckless abandon, then it's not worth it. What happens in a few years, when it gets even bigger, and I'm fighting it off with a flame thrower? Or worse, what if it turns carnivorous and begins trying to eat me or my dog?
I have no idea what kind of fertilizer escaped from the Round-Up lab, but flowers like this shouldn't be allowed to exist. No one needs to answer all these kinds of existential questions over a dandelion. No one. So yeah next year, I'm just gonna mow. It's my last line of defense against these mutants. Wish me luck...