I’m taking a break this summer to nurture the Evelyn Jackson Wild Life Garden, named for my wild and wonderful Aunt Evelyn. I’m encouraging and adding native plants to welcome pollinators, birds, lizards, and other wildlife. Last summer, we added a two pools, a bog garden, and a rain garden. This year, I’m focusing on planting and encouraging the parts to work well together. Soon I’ll list it as part of Doug Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park project.
Like our kitchens, our gardens are a primary way we interact with the world. We can use them to make a difference by encouraging biodiversity, avoiding pollutants, and sequestering carbon.
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Here’s a preview showing what caught my eye this morning
Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’ aka crossvine
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ aka Major Wheeler honeysuckle
Tradescantia ohiensis aka spiderwort