This pocket prairie is my front yard in Cincinnati,Ohio. I started this small prairie community 4yrs. ago, using plugs of several species of native plants. The first year, there was not an abundance of bloom, the prairie plants were putting down there roots! As with any garden just started,I had to weed and water. But once the natives got established and started reproducing, they fill in nicely...weeds no more!
Now I can sit back and watch the flora and fauna!
Some species here are:
Purple Coneflower, Royal Catchfly, Partrige Pea, Blackeyed Susan, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Butterfly Weed, and Nodding Onion.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The prairie is about in full bloom, about a month early this year! It's very beautiful and full from all the rain that we had, in south west Ohio during the month of June. I've been taking photo's of all our native plants as they come into bloom this year, we need some shots for our website still!