Monday, October 5, 2015

Easy Planting

The steep bank in front of the house is planted in native perennials. One section was scraped bare of dry fuel during the worst of the summer's drought, leaving an ideal spot to improve the landscape now that a little rain has returned. Last week-end it was a small matter to cut the downy seed heads of fireweed, lay them on bare soil, and cover them with freshly fallen leaves.

I call that gardening at the minimum. The technique has given me a satisfying low-maintenance garden that requires little more than half an hour of a week-end morning to keep presentable.


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