Giving Everything Back To The Earth
The main task at hand with the wildflower garden is pulling everything up, piling it, and chopping it into little bits so that it will all compost back into the soil.
In this shot you can see several piles.
And in this one you can see it got a little smaller as it gets chopped into bits. This process will take some time, but there's plenty. Several months, I guess. But seeing the soil getting as rich as it is now it pretty cool. There's a very noticeable difference. And the sparrows and finches really appreciate the fact that all the seeds are really concentrated now. They hang out inside the piles feasting.
View the entire history of The Wildflower Project on it's blog at: EHS Pleasant Street Wildflower Project
Pollinator Factoid: Most people do not realize that there were no honey bees in America before European settlers brought hives from Europe. These resourceful animals promptly managed to escape from domestication. As they had done for millennia in Europe and Asia, honey bees formed swarms and set up nests in hollow trees. Native pollinators, especially bees other than honey bees, have been pollinating the continent’s flowering plants since long before the arrival of honey bees. Even in today’s vastly altered landscapes, they continue to do the women’s share of pollination, especially when it comes to native plants.