It’s been warm for November … more time for digging in the dirt! Got the plants from High Country Gardens, so why wait til spring?
First up — find spots without native buffalo grass. (That grass is a definite keeper, so try to not disturb it.)
It’s always good to consult with others.
Next, get the plants ready . . .
. . . and plunk ’em in the ground. I’ve learned that prairie plants don’t need fancy pants dirt — just regular old dirt will do it. Sometimes even bad dirt works.
It’s a good idea to mark the new plantings’ locations. We used salvaged materials from a construction tear-down for our markings (bricks and PVC pipes).
3 – Switch grass (panicum v. Cheyenne Sky)
3 – Shenandoah Blue Switch Grass (panicum virgatum)
3 – Llano Indian Grass (sorghatrum nulans)
6 – Lead Plant (amorpha canescens)
1 – Prairie Dropseed (sporobolus heterolepis) – Wish I’d gotten more of this one!
Next — Order up some seeds for wider plantings. I read somewhere that first snows can be a helpful friend by pushing seed into the ground.