Sunday, July 02, 2006

Meet the front yard, Part Two

This is a cup plant. It will bloom daisy-like flowers and in the fall, feed the birds. (Native)

What a cool plant...Spirals Rush (Juncus effusus) It likes water, but can tolerate heat. Until I figure out the marsh, it is enjoying our fountain. It looks like freshly cooked green spaghetti and it's a grass that grows in curly spirals. (Native, as far as I know)

A huge plant, Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra). This one is about 5 1/2 feet high, with more room to grow. I think it will go in the front somewhere, but not in the weed barrier, because I want it to spread. Maybe along the back border. (Native)

Not a plant picture, but oh well. I found this dead female house sparrow (not native) under one of the windows. I was so sad to see it. NOT.


Geoff Williams said...

When I married her folks, she honestly wasn't this bloodthirsty. I think in a previous life, Susan was a blue bird who was attacked by house sparrows.

Susan Gets Native said...

I must have been...wait until I start trapping them for RAPTOR to do live-prey training with Cooper's Hawks.
*insert evil cackle*

The CIS Staff said...

It looks to us as though this was a premediated gangland-sytle hit. There are indications of blunt-instrument trauma and possibly wounds from a machine gun.

LauraHinNJ said...

I have a Filipendula in my bog garden - think it's called meadow sweet - or queen of the meadow. Its very low-growing - I really like this tall one of yours!