Monday, June 5, 2017

New Blog Address

The Deep Middle has moved! I'm trying to consolidate my life and make it more streamlined. So the blog will now be at my main website linked here.

It's been 10 years on blogger at this web address, sharing my poems and memoir here and there, and certainly tons and tons of garden pics. Not to mention environmental / garden philosophy. Now all of that will be at Monarch Gardens LLC, as well as my many social media pages (Milk the Weed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

Prairie up!

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!