Posted 04-23-2002 at 07:54:46
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Here in the Old Dominion we got the State Highway Dept. planting beautiful wild flower patches on median strips and such. The seed beds look like they have been hand raked. These boys do one darn good job of it. In high season the flowers are spectacular. Makes me proud of the effort being taken. Sure there is other areas that we can spend state funds, but I'd sure miss them flowers. If you ever get in these parts take a look at what has been planted.
As for us, we got little wild flower patches we've planted around our farm. We'll take a walk on some evenings and pick a bunch. Some face the morning sun, others get the late day sun, etc. Just put them seeds in and let mother nature do the rest. Volunteers have jumped up here & there, thanks to the critters & birds. Nice at the table. Nice to share.
You can dry them in a microwave as long as you cover them gently in sand. Makes a nice Christmas gift if you mount them in a shadow box made of weathered boards. Shoot, I'd much rather make a person a gift than be caught at the mall during Christmas season.
Well, the state is using a Howard Rotovator to churn up the seedbeds. I've read on the YT site that some farmers are using the Rotovater to restore hay land. Any of you out there done this?
I'd enjoy reading some about what the spring brings in your part of the country.