This spring Grenville decided to plant a wildflower meadow for the hummingbirds and butterflies.
Veggies were grown here a couple of seasons ago, but we downsized the garden. And with the help of his friend, John Deere, Grenville cleared the area, sowed LOTS of wildflower seeds, and covered it with chips from the tree cut down in the front yard last fall
Unlike this past week, when it hasn’t stopped raining, there as a scarcity of rainfall this spring. Growing in the meadow started s-l-o-w-l-y.
Watering was reserved for the vegetable gardens. The wildflowers were left on their own, but survived – too well – they grew and kept growing.
These photos were taken late today. The coreopsis are well over 8 feet high and still blooming. No butterflies have been seen in recent days.
Summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
Sarah Helen Whitman