Native Landscaping

This is a post about my philosophy of landscaping.  In the last few years, I’ve worked with a few groups of folks on choosing plants for the gardens around our building.  Everyone has different tastes, and different ideas about what our landscape should look like.  I’ve heard both praise and criticisms of decisions that were made, and questions about why certain plants were chosen,  so I thought I would tell you the ideas behind my choices. Continue reading Native Landscaping

Prairie Meadow – August 2011

The prairie is very tall right now, and very wet from all the rain we’ve had.  The northern, drier side has lots of blooms.  The southern, wetter side has   a big population of Sneezeweed this year (it doesn’t actually make you sneeze), and it looks like it’s going to start blooming any day.   It’s beautiful, but very wet – wear your rubbers if you plan to walk along the path!

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