They're everywhere! Not the pretty yellow daisy-like flowers, nor the 'blow-balls' that children enjoy. The yard is full of dandelion greens. They have to be pried out with a transplant spade or other long bladed tool, or the roots break off and a two headed plant grows in its place. The roots look like parsnips, they're so big, in places. There's never time and energy to get them all, but I try to get the worst ones, especially ones that crowd daffodils. One more weed for combat.
While I was digging dandelions, I found a small parsley plant in the lawn which I dug and put over in a butterfly garden bed. Julie Neel says to scatter the parsley plants throughout the garden. If all the parsley is in one place, birds discover it and use it as a snack bar.
New echinacea plants are coming up where I took seed heads and smushed into the ground late last summer when they ripened. I like Purple Coneflower. It blends well with other pink/purple flowers and will fit in a bed where bright yellow is prominent because of the gold center cones.
Patchy frost after 1 am forecast for tonight. I noticed little lilies showing up in the beds. I toss mulch over them when I find them, hoping to keep them from appearing too soon and having the bloom buds killed.