ABOUT THIS YARD
Everything you see in this yard, except for three trees and two shrubs, was planted by us “sometime” between 30 years ago when we purchased our home . . . and yesterday. (more…)
Photo credit: Vicki Bonk
Native plant gardeners with keen observation skills have surely noticed the increase in flower-visiting insects in their gardens. Fascinating visitation patterns emerge from one growing season to the next such as the same type of bee consistently foraging on a particular native plant. About 15 years ago, while installing and tending native landscapes, I started to notice these patterns and the astounding diversity of insects that native flowering plants attracted compared to traditional gardens filled with non-native plants. (more…)
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