Dear DOT Garden Friends,
It’s early July which means our monsoon season is almost here! Seasonal changes in wind patterns bring warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico our direction. The big, puffy cumulus clouds we’re beginning to see are a quintessential sign that moisture is on its way.
We’re ready to make the most of our seasonal precipitation and have been seeding native grasses and flowers in our wild spaces which can germinate with the rainfall. Next week we’ll also plant out our last patch of corn, Hopi Purple, which is a resilient desert corn variety well suited to dryland conditions. Unlike the Rio Grande Blue Corn we’ve been stewarding for several years, which consistently grows close to ten feet tall, the Hopi Purple corn is a shorter, more compact plant, requiring less water.
Join us for a class, volunteer day, or stop by for a picnic! We’d love to show you what’s growing in our garden.
--The DOT Garden Crew