The thicket emerges from the meadow

The wildflower meadow has become just a mite overgrown. In fact it probably qualifies as a thicket now.

The swale is hidden by the densely planted (seeded?) 24 inch tall flowers. This wasn't what the vision was all about, but that's OK. Live and learn. Next year it'll be a bit more meadow-like and a bit less thicket-like.


  1. That is one nice meadow.

  2. There is a house (or maybe small apartment building) a couple of blocks west of us with a real thicket of a front yard. A little sign says that it is a National Wildlife Refuge registered with the National Wildlife Federation or somesuch, providing wildlife with places to find cover and bear young.

  3. Thank you Grace. Your garden looks quite nice too. Like you, I'm appreciating my columbines.

    The garden was buzzing (loudly!) with bees the other day. Butterflies of different sorts fluttered about. Later this year I'll get to see the leafcutter bees (gentle creatures) that took up residence along my fence. I've got to admit that I'm enjoying the wildlife aspects of what used to be a pretty sterile patch of lawn.

    I've considered registering with the NWF, Richard, but I believe that one of the things you have to do is to provide water. I have a little rock with holes in it that I fill when hand watering, but I don't think that counts.

    Should the City come along and tell me I have to cut my "weeds" back, then I might register with the NWF to improve my standing.