The rains we've finally been getting are really helping my alley experiment.
I put "extra" plants and flower seeds in the alley. I try to keep the weeds down, but do not water it at all.
The irises bloomed nicely this spring and now I have short dame's rocket plants, bachelor buttons and daisies blooming. I've noticed other plants sprouting too. I moved some day lilies out there this spring and thought they were going to perish, but they're very green now. I know that the utilities may need access to the area. There isn't anything out here that isn't in the garden too. It's way better than grass or all weeds. I mow the edge by the 'road.' And, the butterflies love it all.
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