I’ve been cutting down and clearing brush and brambles out in the “prairie”, liberating and mulching the trees, working my way up the hill. It’s hard work, but will set the stage for germinating new native wildflowers.
Here’s the kind of silly thing that gets me excited: when I find another little pine I thought I had lost, buried under the weeds. Plus I found several more volunteer cedars nearby, a couple of which I transplanted to the driveway tree line, thus completing it. Nature is resilient if you give it a chance.
Here is the expanded CA rock garden, and poppies still blooming.
Here are some colorful blackberry and maple leaves in the “prairie”.