I read this article that got me thinking about the design of my garden. After getting over my obsession with cramming as many vegetables in as little space as possible and realizing if I planted trees it would take a very long time for them ever to make a forrest, I planted some trees, also known to many designers as the bones of the garden. 857 more words
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- Little bit of rain overnight.
- Planted 3 remaining natives. Goldenseal under the RoS by fence. Lupine by the others. Sulivantii milkweed in butterfly bed.
- From mobot: very similar to common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) except smooth milkweed has (a) smooth (glabrous) stems, leaves and seed pods, (b) leaves with a significant upward sweep and distinctive reddish midveins and (c) larger flowers. 57 more words
I just finished reading this book by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful reminder that instead of altering the landscape to for the needs of the plants we want to use, we should be instead determining what plants will do best in the environment as it is. 71 more words
I love planting native flowers in the garden, and I have two large flower beds devoted to them. Unfortunately, the rabbits have enjoyed the prairie clover I bought nearly as much as I would’ve if they’d ever allowed them to grow large enough to flower… or grow much at all. 382 more words