Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

Have you guys seen Native Habitat Project on Instagram?  The account is run by Kyle Lybarge, and I have been super inspired by his work to use native plants in landscaping to help restore habitats, rather than continuously planting things that come from other parts of the world.  As Holly and I have been living out here in the county, I’ve been considering what to do with the fields that are on our property.  We don’t have cattle, and so far no local farmers have been interested in bailing it, but I also don’t really like the idea of just moving it all for the sake of mowing it.  Anyway, after watching a ton of Kyle’s videos I decided this year to let the fields grow and just see what naturally comes up.  We ended up with a lot of nice Daisies, Black-eyed Susans, and loads of Queen Ann’s Lace, but also some butterfly weed popped up, and now I’ve got some iron weed growing.   I of course then took the opportunity to just wander around and take pictures of all the stuff growing, which turned out to be a lot of fun.  It also has me thinking what else I could do to foster and promote more wildflower growth.  I’ve got a few things in mind, which I’ll share once we’re successful, but in any case you can enjoy these images for now! 🙂

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

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