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Mh september 2013

  1. 1. 1 September 2013 An occasional report on what’s growing at Maypop Hill Nursery and the Miley homestead in Norwood, Louisiana; to subscribe to the free newsletter, contact us by email: maypophill@wildblue.net web: maypophill.com
  2. 2. 2 Just beyond the bottle trees is a sunny acre or two which we mow once a year to keep trees from taking over. We’re trying to create a prairie here. Native Americans used to set fires to burn off trees, so that native grasses and wildflowers would thrive. Bobwhite quail should be here, but they are all gone. In their place we see domesticated cats which have decimated populations of birds, especially those which makes nests on the ground. Our check list of native species so far are these: Blue Aster White Aster Rabbit Tobacco Horsemint Partridge Pea False Foxglove Goldenrods Broomsedge (Bluestem grass)
  3. 3. 3 Turk’s Cap attracts butterflies, too.
  4. 4. Maypop Hill Nursery & Publications Betty and LJ Miley, specializing in native plants & sustainable land use web: maypophill.com email: maypophill@wildblue.net 4 Who doesn’t love wildlife? Wildlife sure love us. They like our beans and peas and pears. For some reason, they don’t like tomatoes, thank goodness. Every night the dogs try to get the possums in the muscadine grape tunnel.

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