Early last spring we crawled around the big bunch of grass that grows on the east side of the house, picking out lots of dead stuff and some weeds. We hauled off two wheelbarrows full of dead stuff. This grass was growing here naturally when we built the house.
The clump has gotten larger over the years. It must like this spot. We never water it so it is a maintence free plant except for the spring cleanup…I think it is some kind of Canary Grass but I am not sure. It is quite tall, Far Guy says three feet, I say five feet so we are calling it four feet tall. I may measure it sometime in the light of day.
About 18 years ago I planted a Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticilata) on the west side of the house. I am still waiting for it to bloom.
Waiting and waiting… perhaps it is unhappy living amongst the oaks. I am tempted to give it a trim. Perhaps it was not a Japanse Tree Lilac afterall.
I have left the clover in the west yard for the bees but I will probably have to mow this week. I saw only two bees over there this past week. We don’t have bees like we had twenty years ago.
My flower garden on the south side of the house is a failure this year. The squirrels have eaten many of the flowers and what is left is struggling to survive. The only time the squirrels leave the area is when Chance is outside.
So much for my yard report. One of these days I will photograph the wild gardens and our newest planting.