Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Regeneration



Last June when I went to the Desert Botanical Garden one last time before the summer heat set in, I found this patch all covered with plastic and this sign to explain what was going on.  It's called "Soloarizing" and it's a natural way to kill weeds.  And quite frankly, I had noticed that the wildflower beds were getting a bit weedy.


See what I mean.


When I went back to the garden in September, the ground had been uncovered and sure enough there were no weeds at all.


When I went this last weekend, it had been planted once again and I must say it's looking quite nice.  They have placed the different wildflowers in groups that I assume will grow and spread out to cover the area.


I like the way it's looking!

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the way it looks Sharon, what an interesting way to get rid of weeds, might have to try it 😉

Catarina said...

This is a great tip!!

Sandi said...

A sight to behold! It's getting wintery here, so nice to see a beautiful desert.

Andy said...

Thanks for the tip.

Steve Reed said...

That looks great! And what a good idea, although I suspect it works better in Arizona than it would in England. :)

RedPat said...

That is a great way to safely get rid of weeds!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great idea, Great results with no chemicals used. We need to do more of this.

bill said...

Wow, that's great and such wonderful results. Say goodbye to weeds!

William Kendall said...

That's a new technique to me.

Kay said...

What a great idea! I suspect we don't have enough warmth in the PNW for this to work. Perhaps a test patch? (We've got over an acre...)

This bed is really coming along nicely!

Thérèse said...

So clever.

Lois said...

I have never heard of this before!

Gemel said...

Fabulous garden. I absolutely love it. We need more people doing such projects, the earth needs our help to regenerate and heal.