I know Earth Day was in April but I’m behind in my posts. This does give for a great opportunity to give an update on the plants.
For Earth Day I spent the morning digging up plants to relocate to my yard from a development site. April from Yahola Herbal School and another lady have been trying to get in touch with the different developers in the area to arrange for native or naturalized plant removal before clear-cutting happens.
The site I was at for Earth Day was one of these sites. April and I spent the better part of the morning digging up all kinds of fun plants to bring home and add to our gardens. Spiderwort, Goldenrod, Vervain, Blackberry Bushes, and grasses are a few things I brought home. I spent the afternoon relocating these plants mostly into the Bee Garden.
At this point, it has been a month and a half since the relocation and it looks like Spiderwort, most of the Goldenrod, most of the Vervain, and the grasses took to their new locations. The Blackberry Bushes look as if they have died but I have not given up hope. Many things in our yard “die” the first year only to come back strong the following year, so time will tell.