If you haven’t had a chance to visit the prairie meadow recently – take a walk and check it out. There are so many flowers in bloom! (Be sure to wear insect repellent – there are mosquitoes.) Continue reading Fall in the Prairie Meadow
The prairie is finally tall enough that we were able to mow a path through it. I walked ahead and the guy with the mower walked behind me. Continue reading A Path through the Prairie Meadow
The puzzle folks have finished a new puzzle on second floor east. Here it is, with matching real seashells from Jean Larson’s collection. Continue reading New Jigsaw Puzzle Finished
Yesterday – January 19, 2010 – we planted seeds in the meadow. Four of us did the planting: Dottie Waltz, Chuck Dayton, Sara Evans, and me (Marcie O’Connor). Mike O’Connor and Fred Waltz recorded the event with photos and video. (All the photos in this post except the first one, were taken by Mike O’Connor) Continue reading Journal of the Prairie Meadow – Part 3
Here’s the list of seeds that we’ll plant in the meadow this winter, with links to photos of the plants they’ll turn into. (I don’t have photos of all of them – I’ll add them as I get more.) Continue reading Journal of the Prairie Meadow – Part 2
Since early fall we’ve been working on turning an area of grass behind the building into a meadow of native prairie plants. Gertrude Esteros originally suggested the idea. Marcia Sundquist and I came up with the name: 1666 Prairie Meadow. Continue reading Journal of our Prairie Meadow – Part 1
Now that we’ve gotten the hang of maintaining our 1666 site, I’ve arbitrarily decided that it’s time to move into the next phase — blogging. This is this first of what I hope will be many posts about topics of interest to our community. Marcie is going to write a post about her prairie planting project back by the garden plots to kick us off. Think of the possibilities!