Gardening by Osmosis

Parking Strip

 

Last updated 3/30/2023 at 9:57am



I have a question for you. When you take your morning walk would you rather be entertained by a strip of neatly mowed grass, a patch of pebbles or a corridor of butterflies?

If your choice is the butterflies you might start by replacing your narrow parking strip with hardy perennials.

Spring blooming bulbs such as Squill (Scilla Siberica), crocus and hyacinth, varieties of daffodils, paper white (Narcissi ) are welcome surprises. Hardy (Wild geranium), kinnickinnick (Arctostaphylos), lupine and some grasses such as Idaho fescue, Squirrel-tail grass (Elymus multisetus ) and Indian rice gra...



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