Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Meadow by default

Haven't mowed the grass since the beginning of June, because of the drought.  what has happened, is wildflowers.  My side lawn beside the porch now has Queen Anne's Lace, daisies, frost flowers, evening primrose, little yellow star-like flowers, purple vetch,  pussytoes,  blue eyed grass,  yarrow in pink AND white, late dandelions, some stray pinkish-purple flowers (I want to call it ageratum but Im not sure), and black eyed susans.

my kind of lawn, yessir.

9 comments:

  1. That's lovely! Pix please

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  2. when the rain stops, and the sun comes out

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  3. there's days when its best to just not try at all. I took the pictures, got them all nice and tidy and ready to roll, saved them as jpgs, went back to get them for the blog and I cant find one of them.
    the fiend who steals my glasses and scissors has been at it, obviously. Now it's into images.
    Maybe tomorrow when the world is a kinder place =)

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  4. the only drawback is, don't try this in a normal year or the grass will be so high you won't be able to see the wildebeestes grazing...

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  5. Nature has its way of giving and taking. A wildflower garden is a lovely gift.

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  6. it's always a treat to see something like this. Not weeds, although the Homeowner's Association (if we had one) would have been out weeks ago to inspect...Sadly it only works in drought years, the rest of the time the grass grows so fast (or what passes for grass here) you need to mow it every three days. I like this much better...

    What I do like seeing is the Queen Anne's Lace moving across the lawns. five years ago or less there wasn't a bit of it, anywhere. Now it's begun to spread and flourish.

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  7. A county park near here has a great approach to keeping the taxpayer peace while giving wildflowers a chance. They mow around large squares of wildness making a lovely design with mown areas and wild ones. Then they alternate them year by year.

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  8. yep, that's always a good compromise and saves on the mowing, too. There was a rest area on the Interstate (I-80 I think) which for years featured Prairie Meadow for people to admire, it was apparently authentic and maintained itself. Last time I stopped it was no longer there. Ah, well.

    We have a neighbor who has turned her front lawn into flower garden. I mean not a scrap of grass would dare grow there. It's messy, and unpredictable, but far more interesting than the anti-dandelion fanatic we have living just below us.

    The fun is in what might grow, and what might surprise us all. I love that part.

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