|Penstemon glaber var. alpinus|
Sunday, September 11, 2016
This plant is loving the dry sand pile, once shoved here accidentally by the snow plow when it was covered with snow looking like a snow pile not a sand pile.
The native Sulphur Flower is also a sand lover and is spreading a carpet of richly textured leaves around the Tennessee Coneflower. The deer seem to leave alone. They have eaten just about everything else this summer.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
My meadow has been recognized as a Habitat Hero garden. Everyone should Be a Habitat Hero.
"it offers an example of restoring habitat crucial to the survival of songbirds and pollinators and meets most or all of these five criteria:
Scroll down to see the post about the Blum meadow on the 2014 Awards page.
- provides layers, shelter and nesting opportunities,
- offers natural food sources (emphasizing native and regionally adapted plants),
- provides fresh water for drinking and bathing,
- is water-wise and energy-efficient,
- relies on no or minimal pesticide use, including control of invasive species. "