|A TRUCK LOAD OF FERNS AND GRASSES|
|TUFTED HAIR GRASS|
|MARGINAL WOOD FERN|
Friday, 7:30 AM. 65 degrees F at the ferry dock, 62 on the back porch. Wind NE, calm with moderate gusts. The sky has a low overcast, the humidity is 94%. We had torrential rains periodically on our trip yesterday but nothing much in Bayfield proper. The barometer is at 29.90" and more or less steady. There is a chance of more thunderstorms tomorrow.
Our trip to Wausau and Rhinelander was a great success, dodging raindrops all the way to get to our city forester's meeting and on to the nursery to load up ferns and grasses. Rhinelander had over two inches of rain yesterday morning, letting up just long enough to fill the truck. The trip home was rainy and relatively cool, and the potted plants traveled well. Now they need to be unloaded and taken care of until Monday, when they will be planted as the final aspect of a project to restore a Bayfield bluff that was burned due to carelessness with a charcoal grill.
We will plant 75 lady ferns (Athyrium felix-femina), 75 marginal wood ferns (Dryopteris marginalis), and 50 tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), all in 1 gal. pots. Shrubs were planted last fall, and the steep bank of the bluff will be well stabilized with native plants.