My pocket prairie is coming alive this year. With more reliable rain and a little more time for things to establish, I’m getting a lot of neat flowers. Not even close to all of the ones I planted, though. The perennials pictured were planted as already mature plants, while the annuals were all planted from seed. I planted many perennials from seed last fall that will not flower until 2013 at minimum.
For this Earth Day 2010, I am making a commitment to get my backyard certified as a Best of Texas Backyard Habitat.
Thankfully, I have about .8 acre, so it will be relatively easy to meet the requirements of the certification program.
What do I need to incorporate? Well, there’s a list of things you need.
- An obviously native plant habitat. Volunteers will not count plants to see if you have a majority of native plants. If there are more than two plants listed in the Invasive Exotic Species section of this webpage, we will reserve the right to deny certification as a Best of Texas Backyard Habitat.