The natural meadow in the second year By that, I mean, this is the second year that I have weeded or planted here. I’ve planted my 5 year old garden in irrigation zones. The area around the house gets the most water and has the most non-native, but Mediterranean plants. We’re on a slope...Read more →
Big changes all around The meadow in May…checking the progress and weeding, weeding… Last year, here in the Sierra foothills, I started a meadow project in a weedy field below the south side of our home. Bounded by a sycamore tree on the south a path on the north, a rock garden on the...Read more →
Recently identified, four CA natives on the property are ‘new to me.’ If you read this blog very much, you know that I’ve been compiling a sort of natural history of the California natives on the place. After ten years here and five years since the house was built, I have thought I knew all...Read more →
A wildflower experiment In my garden, I sowed a native California wildflower meadow. It was a very fun project and I learned a lot. Now, in another area of my garden I call “The Natural Meadow” I continue more experiments! See what I did! First of all, my objective here was to add very...Read more →
This snowy, drippy day…what else to do but check on past projects. Getting rid of Mexican Primrose 10-15-2010 Invasive plants and impatience in the garden March Update: There are a few sprouts coming up of the Mexican primrose which confirms that it’s the right decision not to have replanted the plants I removed from the...Read more →
Notes on Western Wildflower Mix from Wildseed Farms, planted in North Fork, CA (near Yosemite) Zone 7, 3000 ft.
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I sent for these seeds from Wildseed Farms. in Texas. Here is what I planted in order, from most to least, how many bloomed and how long they stayed in the garden.Read more →