From Karen Albracht
I’ve waited to send this until we had a more firm idea of the weather tomorrow; it appears the rain will not happen until Saturday evening. If you have some time to spare tomorrow morning, come to the garden. Now that all the beds are prepped, we need to re-measure to make sure we acquire the proper amount of plants as we look to NEXT Saturday, March 18th as the first planting date. We can facilitate planting by staking out where the Gulf Muhly and Pavonia (Rock Rose) will go in each bed. Jeff Ferrand has collected some surveyor-type flags that will be useful for this.
We also have an area under the large pecan trees, shown below, where our inland sea oats are showing new growth. We need to clean out winter debris and cut back last year’s growth so the new shoots can get some of that rain that’s coming. It would be helpful to bring your hand pruner for this.
Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturdays, March 18 and 25 as the first two planting days, weather and funds permitting.