When we finally get a warm stretch things will really grow with all the rain we've been having. The cool, cloudy weather has slowed the flower blooming but, on the other hand, everything is lush and green.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The border area is intended to be a thick growth of vegetation to create habitat for breeding frogs, salamanders, dragonflies, etc. The grasses planted in this area are taken from the fields around the pond. Some grasses fare better than others in the wet growth area, but it interesting how a common field grass can become a great aquatic habitat enhancement.
The Slough Sedge, a native aquadic sedge, is blooming.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Has been a cold May so far but things are looking up...Could reach high 60s today. Growing anything is a challenge here at our property. Not only the altitude but east exposure and large fir trees that surround us add to the shade and lower temperatures we experience. So the pond vegetation is coming along slowly but the next couple weeks should be great.