March 29: Daffs are blossoming and cool season grasses are bright green in the 50-degree soil temperatures. Warm season grasses, however, are dormant and brown.
May, warm season grasses just start to green.
Early June, warm season grasses
Warm season grasses grow fast as soil temps reach about 60 degrees,
Colorful Redtop, a cool-season grass, sways in the wind, June.
Tickseed coreopsis, June-July
Common milkweed, June - July
Butterfly weed lives up to its' name in July.
Yarrow, June - October
Yarrow foreground, Heliopsis 'Summer Nights' background, July
Heliopsis 'Summer Nights', July-August
Brown-eyed Susan foreground, Bluestem broomsedge background, August/September
Switchgrass foreground, Bluestem broomsedge background, September
Mountainmint visited by bees, June-October.
Red Admiral butterfly on Wood's blue asters at meadow edge, September.
Early September morning, yarrow and Little Bluestem glow in the sun.
Most years, we have the field mowed in November. Not in 2018-2019. We are trying something new.