February 17th, 2012
Meadow: Dry Year vs Wet Year
2008-02-04. A dry winter.
2012-02-10. A wet winter.
Compare these two views of the meadow, both taken in early February. In 2008, I transplanted larkspur in neat drifts and there were only a few clumps of cilantro among the clumps of dormant buffalograss.
In 2012, any real flowers are crushed under the weight of overgrown henbit and out-of-control cilantro, which is already about to bolt. There’s no larkspur at all here in the back meadow although it’s already blooming in the front yard.
Of course, I prefer the wet years. I just need to keep ahead of the weeds.
by M Sinclair Stevens in Austin, Texas