Tiny yellow dancers…

Currently our yard is sprinkled with little yellow flowers…they are a delightful addition to the landscape.  If our mower were not in the shop being repaired from an unfortunate incident the last time out, we may not be enjoying these tiny yellow dancers bobbing on the lawn.   This particular flower by any other name is a weed.  Weeds are just a smidge more tolerable at the beginning of the growing season as they announce the arrival of Spring.  

I rather enjoy the natural feel that the flowering weeds bring to the landscape…dandelions, ragwort, buttercups, clover, bluebonnets, indian paint brushes and the like. 

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment and happiness.  Shades of golden-yellow carry the promise of a positive future.  Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts.   

A few years ago I was invited to take a personality profile test along with our entire staff.  This particular test associates personalities to a color wheel.  My personality test revealed that I am YELLOW…no not yellow as in jaundice or cowardly. According to the Insights Discovery Personality Profile Yellow is social, dynamic, demonstrative, enthusiastic and persuasive. A person with a “yellow” personality was likened to a Golden Retriever. A person who is fun to be around but will chase any butterfly or frisbee that comes into view.


In the Garden Yellow is considered…a warm color in landscape design. In the garden yellow’s appearance has a stimulating effect.  Yellow flowers come forward in the landscape, helping to make a large garden feel cozy.  Purple is the perfect complement to yellow in the garden. I have also heard that planting yellow flowers in your front garden will draw in potential home buyers.

For more on the color yellow..visit Sensational Color


Filed under gardening and other green things, Nature

10 responses to “Tiny yellow dancers…

  1. It’s very beautiful and cute.

  2. Thank you for sharing my blog. Nice article; pretty yellow beauties! I wonder what personality color I am?!

  3. Great photos, Jeanne. I like that angle–down in the grass! Dandelions do add valuable nitrogen into the soil–plus I hear it makes a mean wine! Yellow is such a happy color, and I feel, from your blog, that you have a sunny personality!

  4. Haha….I can’t believe I was pulling some up at lunchtime today and have a couple of shots of them in the garden recycle bin! I may just post that a little later.

  5. As a kid, I always liked the dandelions after they got the puffy white seeds. We would grab all of them and blow the seeds everywhere, which I’m sure the adults just loved!

    I’m glad you’re enjoying a splash of yellow on this day before spring.

  6. Lovely post. Yellow is such a lively color. 🙂

    I rather like the weeds that come up in our lawn. We put off mowing for as long as possible so we can watch the dandelions, violets, and hawkweed come up and bring spots of color to all that green.

  7. A Golden Retriever? 😉

    Such cheery, pretty weeds — I’m not surprised that they are considered a plus in selling a house. Our own house is primarily black/white/gray. Yellow is our accent color of choice because it does a lot to ‘warm up’ a room. 🙂

  8. How about some Dandelion Wine!

    1 quart yellow dandelion blossoms, well rinsed
    1 gallon boiling water
    1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
    8 cups white sugar
    1 orange, sliced
    1 lemon slice
    1.Place dandelion blossoms in the boiling water, and allow to stand for 4 minutes. Remove and discard the blossoms, and let the water cool to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).
    2.Stir in the yeast, sugar, orange slices, and lemon slice; pour into a plastic fermentor, and attach a fermentation lock. Let the wine ferment in a cool area until the bubbles stop, 10 to 14 days. Siphon the wine off of the lees, and strain through cheesecloth before bottling in quart-sized, sterilized canning jars with lids and rings. Age the wine at least a week for best flavor.

  9. I do like them and they are everywhere at this time of the year. 😉

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