My Meadow Garden - Five Months Later

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It was early in May when I planted my meadow garden under a Guaiacum sanctum (lignum vitae) and a Veitchia.  The plants have really grown into mature specimens and all the grasses are blooming.  I've weeded this area only three times this summer and the grasses are now growing so densely that soon, weeding will not be necessary - my goal!!



meadow gardening in south Florida
 Each grass was planted about 2' apart so that their rounded form can be expressed

















meadow gardening in south Florida
 In June I scattered seeds of Coreopsis leavenworthii, our native tickseed

















meadow gardening in south Florida
 This photo was taken in the afternoon light.  The lovegrass is blooming!


































Croton linearis
 The Croton linearis (pineland croton) has tripled in size since May