Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.
Nitrogen Fixating Plants
These amazing plants are responsible for the the the abundance of nitrogen in our soils. They create fertility of our land and support an abundance of life. We would only have a fraction of the vegetation and wild life without them. So lets take the time to learn about them and treasure them.
photo credit www.prairieoriginals.com
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Manitoba is where I was born and where I have spent most of the five and one half decades of my life. I lived on the outskirts of the town of Portage La Prairie at a time when tadpoles and frogs inhabited the ditches and ponds, when there were many Monarch butterflies each summer along with dragon flies and grasshoppers. Redwing blackbirds perched the cattails of the ditches. As children we picked dandelions for bouquets and made wishes before blowing dandelion seed heads. We searched clover for lucky four leaves and rolled on the grass…there was no concern of poisonous herbicides. The grass was thick. Wherever we dug…there were earthworms