This season, instead of spraying weed killer on your dandelions, how about picking them and turning them into wine? Not only would it be better for the environment, but it's gotta be one of the most fun ways to win the dandelion wars. (And you'll have a little something with which to toast your victory!)
According to Puxatony Phil, and that other one, we still have quite a few weeks until everyone's favorite and tastiest weed pops up in parks and front yards. So, until then, you can make a way more adorable, but less edible, version with this fine tutorial from Echoes of A Dream.
Lonneke Gordijn's 'Fragile Future' is subtitled 'electronics and dandelions', which is the perfect description for this marriage of technology and nature. Made of a collection of LED's, phosphorous bronze and dandelion seeds, the light sculpture has a fanciful steampunk-y quality about it. If it wasn't fabulous enough, the piece automatically shuts off--sort of like a defense mechanism--when people come too close to it. Via.