Late Summer in the Suburban Prairie
Here in eastern Nebraska this growing season has been met with a late April snow, cool / moist May, very hot and dry June into July, then an early fall in August but still fairly dry. The plants keep plugging along, even if some are shorter than usual (Eutrochium, Vernonia, Silphium). Please enjoy some images of HQ. If you want to stay on top of all the plants, gardens, and wildlife we run across, Instagram is the way to go!
8/27/2020 10:21:06 pm
Your gardens look much better than my brown lawn that I have not even bothered mowing in the last two months. In August, we got something like less than a half inch of rain. I added another quarter inch with a sprinkler to the most impacted areas. The dry areas of lawn look pretty dead. My prairie plants don't look like the drought has bothered them at all. Looks like I need more prairie.
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Benjamin Vogt's thoughts on prairie gardening in Nebraska. With a healthy dose of landscape ethics, ecophilosophy, climate change, and social justice.
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