Native Treasures Create Mowing Obstacle Course
- Published: Saturday, 17 May 2014 12:00
- Written by Donna Murray, Brazos County Master Gardener
My husband commented, “You missed a spot.” I knew he was talking about the area where a native orchid - “Ladies Tresses” - grows each spring. It was there intentionally, because I “catch and release” wildflowers, transplant perennials and gather seeds of annuals to plant in my yard. An assortment of wildflowers pop up in our yard and are spared the mowing blade. Spring time mowing is an obstacle course driving to preserve these treasured collectibles.
Besides iconic Bluebonnets- there are Brown-Eyed Susan’s, prostrate Wine-Cups, Spiderwort, Blue Eyed Grass, Baby Blue Eyes, Drummond’s Wild Onion, Phlox, Lyre leaf sage, Dock, Toad Flax, Milk Weed, Southern Corydalis, and Meadow pink. I could go on but this is not about lists.