Thursday, October 1, 2009


Yesterday I spent the day working outside. One of the tasks that I have been working on is expanding the native plantings in the front yard. I decided to add to an existing area of native plantings. This would eliminate more grass to mow and mowing around yet another tree. Last week the area was sprayed with Roundup to kill the grass. Yesterday the mulch was applied and as luck would have it, it is raining today. When the rain stops sometime tomorrow, the ground will be ready to receive the plants. The plants were purchased a few weeks ago from Grand Prairie Friends' end of the season plant sale: 10 plants of Penstemon digitalus. In addition to the plants, seeds of River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) will be sown into the area. The mulch is from the Landscape Recycling Center in Urbana. It is a real bargain at $20 a truckload.

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