Saturday, June 5, 2010
Everyone knows that the flowers are appearing early this year. This field of gold magically emerged in the past week.
The long view, from the flowers, across the chain link fence to the "back yard" and beyond into the crop field, ending at the heron's creek.
And guess what? These flowers are atop my septic mound! When I discovered I'd have to have a raised bed, I did some research and saw that many county extensions recommend planting prairie plants on septic mounds in order to reduce erosion and to use up the moisture there. So I contacted J.F. New and ordered a sack of low grasses and forbs (the flowers). Now it's a delight! I even enjoy some of the weeds that have offered themselves up, though I try to eliminate most of them.
Don't you agree that my field of gold is better than a plain, green septic field?