Monthly Archives: June 2016

All the Way to the Rabbit Gate!

This morning I finished the path to the Rabbit Gate! More to do on the outside, but that’s another day. I dug enough to level the path for comfortable walking and the uphill side rocks are bigger than the downhill … Continue reading

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Horsetail Milkweed (Asclepias subvertillata)

Found two Horsetail Milkweed plants this morning when I went out to work on my pathways.  Their flowers are as complex as orchids and beautiful in structure.  Each bloom is tiny, but together make a nice display that isn’t as … Continue reading

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Celebrate Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Spring got me going and I tossed out Barley seeds. Well, I did read the Market Economy instructions, but I don’t own a plow, the sunny spot is too steep to plow if I had one, and I had a … Continue reading

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Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Ran errands today and bought Scarlet Bee Balm. This is a native plant but comes from the eastern US and it wants some shade and lots of water. Have I gone crazy you may ask? Yeah, pretty much. On top … Continue reading

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Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)

I have Mexican Hat around my house. I brought seed in from a few miles away. Very easy perennial from seed, but it has a deep taproot and does not transplant well As you can see, this Mexican Hat has … Continue reading

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Prickly Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

I do hope these itsy bitsy plants coming up are Prickly Wild Rose. They are small, and I haven’t seen Prickly Wild Rose since my mom and dad were camping, hunting, and fishing in Alaska. I was camping with them, … Continue reading

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Cheat Grass (Bromus tectorum)

Cheat Grass is an alien invader that is now in all 50 states.  I have my share. It grows about a foot tall here, and is out competing wildflowers on the northwest corner of my property. As any member of … Continue reading

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