• Posts Tagged ‘filaree’

    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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    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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    Planting wildflower ‘muffins’

    by  • April 15, 2011 • Garden, How to, Spring

    The seedlings were ready to be planted.  They were sown last January first, from the same CA native wildflower seed mix from S&S Seeds purchased last Fall and sown for the meadow project. The blocks were a bit dry after a week of no rain and the seed tray was deep enough that a fork worked well to lift or...

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    The story of California native gardens is the story of weeds

    by  • March 29, 2011 • Spring

    Another post on weeds… Judith Larner in ‘Gardening with a Wild Heart’ says “Somewhere in all this activity (of discovering CA native gardening), the gardener notices that most of the work involved is weeding. The story of gardening in California, and indeed the whole world, is the story of weeds.”   Do not let...

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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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