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Sep 102011
 
Mowed down meadow

Mowed down meadow

The meadow has been mowed. It’s hard to believe that someone would want to mow down all those pretty flowers, but they did. We don’t know when it happened. Sometime between July 11 and September 10 — a long span! However, wildflower meadows need to be mowed once a year anyway. Ideally, it would have been mowed in the fall so that the seeds could make new flowers. But, we’ll simply plant more wildflower seeds in the bald spots after the first frost. In the meantime we’ll pick the non-wildflower weeds and keep it clear of garbage. Perhaps in the spring we’ll have to take some action to prevent another ill-timed cutting.

Flowers are still growing

Flowers are still growing

The picture above shows that some of the wildflowers survived the cut. I think I see the chrysanthemums and chamomile.

I also just found THIS SEED COMPANY SITE which has some good information about growing wildflower meadows.