Silver Plains Project
This five acre “yard” is being planted with expansive gardens and pocket recreation areas. The “gardens” are not massed plantings of carefully arranged species; they are self-organizing communities planted for their intrinsic value:
An expansive natural or wild garden in place of a lawn.
We have, over the years, researched and photographed the Tallgrass Prairie flora we are planting on our site. We decided to make this information available to assist others. It is displayed on image and data pages, categorized as noted in the following links to summary pages with tabular data:
We will trade seed or plants we have for those listed on our seed exchange page.
Native flora, of course, attracts Native fauna. The varieties and numbers has been surprising; ours is a popular spot. We have been able to capture images of some:
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a grassland. It was one among many ecozones on the continent where it was. It was a big ecozone and it was in the middle of the continent. A person could travel for days, even weeks, from east to west, and the grassland was there; it took months to traverse it from north to south. After just one day’s walk into it, the grassland stretched in every direction as far as the eye could see.
From time to time we have something to say about the task at hand and things we’ve learned having taken it up:
Please avail yourself of prints of some of our flora (and fauna) images and panoramic prints of magnificent prairie skies and spectacular prairie sunsets.