Deborah Canterbury, 2014
The Heritage Farmstead native plot has had an interesting and inspiring past. Starting as a project by Master Naturalists and guided along as a Junior Naturalist project at a nearby school in Plano, it has tripled in size over the past decade as has the volunteer list. As reported several weeks ago, the caregivers thought that is was going to be a disaster recovery after an over-zealous property crew weed whacked everything down to the ground. The students who studied at the plot experimented with “buffalo stomping” with success and selective pruning seemed to make things thrive but nothing like this whacker incident.
What a difference a few weeks and lots of rain makes. Not only does it look sensational but the team is quite happy that they had the opportunity to get rid of undesirables before the new crop of forbs came in. Check out the photos of before below and after above, then drop by the plot at the Heritage Farmstead Museum located at 1900 W 15th St. and be amazed. Make a list of the plants you identify and send to us!