My last post covered written prairie inspiration. For this post, I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from 2011...the results of my prairie inspiration.
Notice there are no photos from mid-June through mid-September. This was the time that summer heat and drought reigned and the prairie went to sleep. But, oh boy, did it wake up in late September after the heat wave broke and a little rain fell from the sky.
I know most other garden bloggers posted their favorite 2011 photos at the first of the year. I am a little slow at this blogging thing. I have also spent many of my free daylight hours in the yard. This dry and warmish winter been great for working on projects (removing grass, digging trenches for drainage pipes, adding pathways) and moving plants so they have time grow some roots before summer.
2012 promises (threatens?) to be a drier year than 2011. Despite occasional rains, lake levels have remained low. So low that we are expecting to go into Stage 4 watering restrictions soon. This will mean no outside watering and a true test of the resiliency of my prairie plantings.