These are some flowers/weeds that Marilyn always leaves alone unless she has something else she wants to plant in the spot. Dandelions, Violets, and Purple Dead Nettle (far right) all are very helpful for the first bees and butterflies, before much else is blooming. All are popular among people who like to forage for food, too! She doesn’t know exactly what people use dead nettle for, but dandelion greens are very popular, and lately, she says she’s seen photos where people have deep-fried the flowers. Violets can be candied, made into jelly, or cooked into a syrup that then helps make a pretty purple lemonade (yum!).