Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Backyard Wildflowers

You can't tell it from this picture, but I HAVE mowed my lawn.  I just left some patches of wildflowers...mainly horsemint and I think a type of bluet, and of corse my tall tufted grass.  The grass is wonderful...I love how it dances in the wind. Pictures just don't convey i show that.

I'm not sure what this type of grass is called, but my experience is that it's perennial and not invasive. Sure, it will self-seed, and it is hard to pull out once it grows. But with all those seed heads blowing around you'ld think it would be all over the place. Not so! I've only had a few other clumps sprout up, and this is the third year I've had it. Plus it's very hardy. Not only can it take the Texas head, but it can handle my kiddos. My kids hide in it, run through it, and occasionally whack at it with toy swords. It may look a little haggard right after they've been pummelling it, but the next day it will look beautiful again. And it stays that way straight on til fall.

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  1. It looks like a perfect grass for kids and Texas gardens! I have let a native grass go to seed, too, and love it~

  2. So pretty the way the grass dances in the wind! Who needs an expensive cultivar when you have this beauty?

  3. I love your wildflowers and your philosophy of gardening. Happy Memorial Day weekend!