You know what happens when a spring rain comes nearly every afternoon? Jurassic Garden. That’s what. Plants grow before your eyes, doubling and tripling in size. It seems like a fantastic thing. But come August, things could look primeval.
I’ve already cut back some of my flowers to give them a chance later in the summer.
Papa Creecy, who was a farmer, always said too much rain is better than watching dry crops burn in the field. That was before irrigation wells and pivots. If he were alive today, he might have a different opinion. I don’t know.
I would ask a farmer but I imagine they are too busy, too irritated, too busy, too tired, too busy to weigh in.
This is the first year our yucca plant has bloomed. Yes, it’s a Jurassic bloom.
Coneflowers didn’t exist during pre-historic times. Neither did bees. Dinosaurs roamed a landscape lush with hardwood trees and giant ferns. One of the first flowering plants (during the Cretaceous Period) was the Magnolia blossom. Beetles were the first pollinators. #jurassicgardeninglesson
Plant a coneflower or two. Soon you’ll have a Jurassic crop of them.
Jurassic Oakleaf Hydrangea swallowing Annabelle the White Schnauzer.
How’s your Jurassic garden growing?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
P.S. Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Jurassic Park debuted? Are you going to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? I’m sure I will.