This is part of what has been taking up hours and hours of my time lately -- and I can't believe how awful it looks! Last week I attended a workshop about using native prairie plants in our yards here in Illinois to create sustainable gardens. I got really excited about the possibilities, and a little too zealous! Since we have a spot in our yard where the ground stays really spongy and it's hard to mow, the speaker talked about creating a "rain garden" with native wet-loving plants to create a natural habitat for butterflies and other critters. So I worked and worked to rip out the grass (our soil is clay, so it wasn't easy). Then last night, just before it got too dark to see, I got all the plants in, and it looked pretty good.
Well, I planted a rain garden, and God sent rain! And it's supposed to rain all week-end. I'm sure the neighbors, with their nicely manicured lawns are wondering what is going on in our yard . . .
Maybe next week I'll spend more time in my studio trying to create beauty! My purple thumb is showing its true colors.