Dec. 8, 2021

Growing a preserve

There is a native stand of Short's aster a couple hundred yards north of Ives Preserve. Now there is some at the east edge of the gravel pit along the tree line. Seems to like it there! The gravel pit is a particularly good area to add perennials like this aster. The invasive biennial spotted knapweed is a problem there. Perennials that shade the ground limit germination of the knapweed.