My oldest grandson used to call these wish flowers. He would grab them and blow the parachutes everywhere. This growing patch in my backyard feeds the Chipping Sparrows that come visiting.
I harvested the flowers I needed for dandelion wine about 2 1/2 weeks ago. The bubbling has stopped and the 2nd phase (anaerobic fermentation) has begun. In about 3 months I’ll be able to rack the wine into bottles for aging. The last time I did the second phase with balloons on the bottles and the wine turned out amazing, but there was a lot of sediment. I’m hoping by investing in an airlock and carboy then racking the wine I will end up with a clearer finished product.