• Meadow project

    Happy is the meadow planter

    by  • October 6, 2013 • Meadow project

    3rd Year Meadow

    First weeks of Fall in the Sierra foothills The season has changed in the foothills around Oakhurst. The fierce heat of the last month has broken and the cool of this morning is delicious. I’ve been hand watering all along and I can see the end to this chore coming. I take stock of...

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    California native meadow project – third year

    by  • November 19, 2012 • Meadow project

    To prepare for a community garden club talk on this meadow project today, this slideshow was put together to show highlights from the first two years. This will give you an idea of what changes have been made from this former weedy field! First I seeded the meadow the first year, 2010, with California...

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    Stomping down the Autumn meadow

    by  • September 9, 2011 • Meadow project

    Last Fall I decided to rid an area of weeds and grow a California native and hand-sown  meadow. Here is the end of the season story and evaluation. Stomping the Meadow Ever since the meadow started growing, I’ve been thinking in advance, for when the ‘off season’ came.  It’s here, and the meadow is...

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    The midsummer meadow

    by  • July 22, 2011 • Meadow project

    In early July, the meadow is at its peak and gives pleasure every day.  Here are some of the advantages and realities of growing your own! A CA Native seeded meadow is possible. It takes some weeding. The flowers are bright and grasses wave in the wind Bare spots happen. Seeds wash down hill sprout...

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    My California native meadow in June

    by  • July 1, 2011 • Meadow project

    In Fall of last year, I became tired of a field full of Filaree and embarked on planting a beautiful meadow of native wildflowers and grasses. The Filaree stickers  stick terribly to Maggie, our Corgi.  Here are photos showing  progress and challenges. June is when the pay-off for all hard work happens. Here is the...

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    The wildflower meadow in May

    by  • May 9, 2011 • Meadow project, Plant Profiles

    May Meadow In Fall of last year, I became tired of a field full of Filaree and embarked on planting a marvelous meadow of native wildflowers and grasses. The Filaree stickers are evil and they stick terribly to Maggie, our Corgi. Here are photos showing the progress  and challenges, with the first wave of flowers...

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    Let’s check for progress on the meadow!

    by  • December 19, 2010 • Meadow project

    Last update for Fall 2010 …next Winter! Before the latest rainstorms, new photos were taken of progress on my little seedlings in an area chosen for a meadow. Here, was a field of weedy filaree, awful weeds with seeds that form curlicues that screw themselves into our Corgi, Maggie’s fur in the spring and...

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