Rabbit casualties

This morning I found the smooth aster I’ve been tending all summer munched to the nib. This after two months, ok why now? Of note is everything is back on a the system watering schedule. This supports the theory that highly watered plants are more tasty than minimally watered plants. It’s getting to be time… Continue reading Rabbit casualties

Cerastium Tomentosum – Snow in Summer

Cerastium Tomentosum Snow in Summer European native Considered a short-lived perennial, that is easy to propagate with cuttings and will easily reseed itself if not sheared after blooming. Size: 4-6″ (height x 15-18″ wide Growth rate, habit: slow, upright arching clump Foliage: Silvery gray wooly leaves, evergreen Flowers:   Small white blooms with yellow centers  … Continue reading Cerastium Tomentosum – Snow in Summer

Liatris Punctata – dotted blazing star

Liatris Punctata Dotted blazing star Size: 1-2ft (height- when flowering) x 1ft wide Growth rate, habit: upright singular or clusters of stems with seed heads at the top. Foliage: Thin light green leaves around the stem. To form a bushier plant, cut back or mow during growing season. Flowers:   6″ tall pink to lavender… Continue reading Liatris Punctata – dotted blazing star

How changing the gardens contents can change its vitality

The Going Native journey is not a statement. It’s not political, not artistic, not religious. It’s a journey by steps towards the best habitat I can create. It’s the new age ideal, ‘we are everything, and everything is us’, brought back to the physical.  It’s finding pure balance in the nature I create. But it’s… Continue reading How changing the gardens contents can change its vitality

The garden walk about

9/7 Re-establish curves of the original flower bed Introduce more rock to ‘base garden’.  The space between flower bed and paths to and from the bridge. Dig out path outlines on far side of bridge- started Look for good ways to transition between path and base garden. Some favorite plants like think soil in the… Continue reading The garden walk about