Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tall Grass Prairie
I worry about the butterflies.
When the water runs out the farmers will only
have the wind to farm.
We need the sunflowers.
We have given our garlic patch over to the gourds.
The garlic is drying and will be ready to braid soon.
We will take the trellis down next spring.
When I walk the gardens I think about the flora and fauna that live here in my backyard. I think about my relationship
to the Tall Grass Prairie I call home.
I think I will grow Bird's Foot Violets.
They are the host plant for the Regal Fritillary. I could grow them
as border plants in the gourd garden. I could grow them around the beans. There is room for the wild and the cultivated in my gardens.
There is room for food for the butterflies and the people.
Maybe I could poke in some grasses around the sunflowers.