I’m almost done with clearing around the “prairie” trees. There must be hundreds out there. I also transplanted some buddleia (butterfly bush), which is an “exotic invasive”, out of the prairie, so it doesn’t take over and disrupt the natural balance of native species.
Here are some typical colors and textures of this season, including some perennial succulents. I’m happy my fall saffron crocuses are starting to come up. And the poppies are still going crazy, which I love. I must have fooled them into thinking it’s a California desert in spring.