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Tulips n’ Dandelions

My tulips are blooming!

dsc_4361-2Yes, finally my tulips are blooming and so are the dandelions. It just so happens, I don’t mind dandelions. In fact, I like them (hence my logo). If, unlike me, you do mind dandelions, I wrote about controlling dandelions in my last week’s environment column for Grande Prairie Ink! You can check out the archive of that article if you like but if you wish to hang on to the information, I’d recommend printing it out. The newspaper does not keep the archives online forever.


Although in last year’s environment column (for the newspaper I write for) I covered several other tips for controlling dandelions without using toxic chemicals, I would love to learn your methods or strategies for controlling dandelions. Please share them here in the comments.

Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer based from Grande Prairie, Alberta (serving central & northern Alberta/BC). Visit Diane Schuller Photography.

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Marcie - June 16, 2009 - 12:16 pm

What an absolutely gorgeous field of spring flowers. Love your low-to-the-ground point-of-view in the last image..with the contrasting red barn in the background.

Puna - June 16, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Yeah! I love that second photo.

sherri - June 16, 2009 - 7:44 pm

All of these are gorgeous captures. I was thinking back to your long winter.

Steve - June 16, 2009 - 9:16 pm

Great DOF ion the dandelion shot. I like it a lot. Tulips just blooming? You are up North! The tulip images are beautiful too.

Toni - June 16, 2009 - 10:07 pm

Interesting article, Diane. I Googled and read some more, and actually emailed a link to my boss and the farm managers. That is a lot of dandelions, Diane. I’m glad you aren’t my neighbor! =)

Candace - June 17, 2009 - 12:24 am

That’s a lot of dandelions but they do look pretty in this shot. I only get a few so they don’t really bother me.

Liss - June 17, 2009 - 6:30 am

These dandelions look so pretty in this filed. I have to say the tulip is also beautiful and is one of my favourite cut flowers. I hope mine flower this year, as the temp sometimes isn’t cold enough for them.

John Maslowski - June 17, 2009 - 7:04 am

Truly beautiful images. I especially love the sea of yellow flowers, excellent perspective and composition.

Gayle - June 17, 2009 - 7:44 am

Your dandelion shot is amazing! We don’t do anything to control them. We just enjoy the beautiful yellow color they bring!

Gayle - June 17, 2009 - 7:45 am

Diane, I have an award for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance and pick it up!

georgia - June 17, 2009 - 8:09 am

just beautiful!

don - June 17, 2009 - 10:03 am

Beautiful tulips…it seems so good to know they are blooming. The dandelions look to be part of a bumper crop! I think it’s very good to look to non-toxic means of controlling these weeds. Nice post.

Didier - June 18, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Beautiful flowers shot I prefer the center image for the texture and the colors .