Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Portage County Garden Parade
The Portage County Master Gardeners' Garden Parade was this past Saturday. Yesterday I wrote a review of my visit to Whitefeather Organics, which for me was the highlight of the walk. Today I thought I would share some of the better ideas and things I saw at the other gardens on the walk.
This walk was filled with do's and don'ts. There were a lot of good things going on, like the no-mow lawn at one home which was a very acceptable 6 inches long and soft to walk on (unlike the crunchy grass of other garden walks this summer). I don't think it was being watered more than once a week, as it did not appear to be actively growing. This buffalo grass doesn't translate well in pictures, nor do the prairie plantings; but these other things do.
Today the do's.