Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lawn to Meadow Year 2

The fescue lawn to meadow conversion, summer #2, keeps plowing ahead. As the 2,000' of fescue blooms, native forbs and grasses among it continue to overtake and outshine. It's only a matter of time now. Tall coreopsis, meadow blazingstar, pale purple coneflower, nodding onion, aromatic aster, smooth aster, calico aster, wild columbine, golden alexanders, black-eyed susan, purple prairie clover, round-headed bushclover, sullivant's milkweed, common milkweed, swamp milkweed, wild bergamot, compass plant, ironweed, scaly blazingstar, dwarf baptisia, purple baptisia, white baptisia, pasque flower, wild senna, Mexican hat coneflower, purple poppy mallow, zigzag goldenrod, little bluestem, sideoats grama. 90% of plants sown directly into the lawn fall of 2015 after a hard scalping and dethatching. Gonna be a heckuva carbon sink and pollinator habitat!







4 comments:

Linda Wurm said...

It will be fascinating to see this grow and change over the years!

Diana Studer said...

endorsed by the cat

Benjamin Vogt said...

Last year we had very few blooms, but this year it will be quite a lot more. Next year should be fantastic and provide more constant cycles. The cat is an indoor cat, long in the tooth, who sometimes gets to wonder the garden with me. Usually, he just sleeps on the deck as I piddle around.

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