|Wild Trillium in our Yard|
|Wild Strawberry Flower|
I admit being unable to keep up with the dandelions this year. The girls and I also love the wild strawberry plants that provide flowers and fruit for the local wildlife. The strawberries keep trying to grow, despite what the mower does to stunt them.
One compromise we’ve found is the idea of a mountain-like path up the hill in our backyard. My husband has just barely started it, but he intends to cover the path with mulch. We’ve been discussing various plants that can act as erosion barriers in new flower beds around the path, while reducing the need for so much mowing. I’d like to see some of our native ferns there (if they can get enough shade), maybe some sort of phlox, and perhaps a few rescued wild strawberry plants.
Beginning of New Path/Flower Beds