I went ahead of He-who-mows to mark with red ribbons five little Native Persimmon trees to leave
along the fence. Here you can see the fate of a Privet that was not marked. He also left a Pine.
Cutting brush prior to harrowing a fire break along the fence
I gathered seeds of my favorite fall wildflowers to scatter where few or none are growing.
Silk Grass, Pityopsis graminifolia
Agalinis purpurea, purple False Foxglove
Elephantopus tomentosus, Elephant's foot
I left seeds on every stalk to self-sow. Last fall we had an abundance of the plants above.
Rabbit Tobacco was scarce. When I spied a clump underneath this Live Oak, I quickly gathered the whole thing.
Rabbit Tobacco, Gnaphalium obtusifolium or Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
This plant has an aromatic scent.
I scattered the Ganpahlium seed heads along the south side of several trees in the area similar to where I found this one, in hopes we'll have more next year.
Here are links to the wildflowers in bloom
Gelsemium sempervirensm Yellow Jessamine
On the way back to the house, I thought to watch for yellow blooms on the
ground along the field road signaling Yellow Jessamine high in the trees.
Imagine my surprise to find this one sprawled over a low bush!
I think it's early, maybe not. We've had uncommonly warm days.
Storms are predicted for Wednesday.