[To see photos and stories of this prairie in other years, go to the links on the main East Center Valley page.]
This year – the second year of the planting – we mowed once in mid-summer. There were still lots of weeds, and we were especially trying to control Queen Anne’s Lace. But the fields looked a bit more like prairies.
This is the wet area at the south end.
Fringed Gentian blooming in the wet area.
I also found Grass-leaved Goldenrod
and Blue Lobelia
And Showy Tick-trefoil – in a drier area.
We still have some weed problems that we aren’t sure how to solve. There’s a large area of Curly Dock. It’s the dark red-brown in the center of the photo. And lots of Queen Anne’s Lace.