Monday, July 25, 2011

Out With the Old and In With the New... A Meadow's Cycle

Here, to the left, Sweet William looks rather dreary.  I hope the Prince is doing better than this lest Diana be rolling in her grave.

Such is life in the Meadow.  Things wither, fade, die, and I leave them alone.

No deadheading allowed here for to do so would ensure we would have no new crops the following season.

If one has an aversion to the browning and dying of annuals and perennials, one should stay away from the idea of a Meadow.

Meadows thrive on neglect.

As Sweet William leaves us, blanket flowers and coreposis and sunflowers take over.

This is the beauty of the Meadow.

One is never left without a show of sorts.

Another several pounds of seeds will be added to the Meadow soon enough to expand it another 1,500 square feet or so and to "thicken" the field.

It's interesting how very little weeding I've had to do in the meadow.  It seems these plants know how to kick ass well enough to survive and stake their claim.

Meadows.... superb alternatives to lawns.  I wouldn't have it any other way!

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