As I've explained previous posts, when we sold our old house with its expansive sunny flower and vegetable garden and moved next door into a new house in the oak and pine tree woods, there was a big change in what grew and what didn't. I was into nurturing native woodland wildflowers and planting lots of hostas, hydrangea's and the like. What not to like. No big lawn to mow and veggie garden to weed. There was only one problem, in the meantime I had fallen in love with prairies. For that I needed sunshine. Could I find a place on our land that offered enough????
Indeed. There it was a ten foot high bank facing East of our woods. It got the morning sun and that was it. Was that enough to create something amenable to native prairie plants? Take a closer look.
The pictures below are from our friend Gary's restored prairie. It gets really spectacular when you have several acres to work with....:)