|Bob's Place, once covered with an 8ft.|
tall hillside of Himalayan
blackberry is recovering nicely.
|False Solomon's Seal|
(smilacina Stellata) from Planting
|Silhouette of grasses above|
Toward the end of our work session, we looked up and noticed that this time of year the only spot of bright sunlight on the hillside fortuitously falls on our "control" bed, the area which we scraped clean in February, and then hoped to see what would naturally grow there. The control bed is carpeted with invasive Ehrharta grass, forgetmenots, rebounding Himalayan blackberry, and appears to contain no native plant. Compared to our native beds, the control bed is a riot of weeds.
It will be interesting to see what the return of the rains produces on the Evergreen Entrance hillside.