In October 2007, we installed 9 demonstration restoration plots to see if we could plant with native flowers and grasses areas that had been heavily used by folks enjoying the park. We tilled soil, added compost and other treatments and spread seed. By then, the drought, which continues to this day, hit Central Texas. Results have been somewhat promising in the spring months, but then beaten down by hot summers and dry falls and winters.
Well, sometimes even a little rain can help. Our recent rains have allowed a number of plants to sprout, including these, seen in the demo plot along Lamar Blvd just south of 24th St. We’ll take this as a good sign.