As reported earlier, I have been spending a lot of time in Salamander's Orchard. The other half of the operation is on the other side of the road. There is a cottage, a beach and several outbuildings. The guy who ramrods the operation on the east side of the road will be known as "Hero". No sarcasm. It is simply a name that works for him.
Because the wind was out of the southeast I was able to spray the cattails without the over-spray drifting out into the lake. I took a pair of beater shoes and waded out into the water so I could spray with the wind.
|This is Hardy Hibiscus. It is a Michigan, wetland native. It also has 8" flowers! This variety is called Luna Pink Swirl. I want to convince Hero to let me plant this where the cattails are encroaching. The best way to keep something out is to have something already filling that niche.|
I also sprayed around the buildings and trees. I sprayed around the guy-wires at the utility pole. I sprayed under the fences.
Then I mowed the ditch with my push mower.
Then I dragged brush and mowed in the western most aisle way. Dragging brush is starting to lose its appeal.
|Gratuitous wildflower p0rn.|