What are we talking about this month? The Birds and the Bees, that’s what! Not those kinds of birds and bees, but the real ones (as well as insects, lizards, toads, owls, foxes and other forms of wildlife). There’s something deeply satisfying about finding the summer’s first dragonfly, or an unexpected nest of wrens in a window box or stumbling upon a turtle in your pond. In addition to enriching your soul, by creating a garden that caters to your area’s habitat, you’re enriching the surrounding wildlife as well. As natural habitats are rapidly shrinking the native wildlife have to find other places to call home.
Members of the Garden Designers Roundtable will be discussing creative and innovative ways to invite wildlife into your garden, how to strike the perfect ecological balance and specific plant suggestions that perform beautifully in residential gardens while simultaneously supporting the surrounding wildlife. With a little planning on your part, you can design a ‘Habitat Garden’ containing some of the most important elements to wildlife: water, food, shelter and space.
And now, without further ado, it’s time to invite nature in, so pick a link below, and enjoy! Also remember to follow us on Twitter (#GDRT) or on Facebook to see what’s happening around the Roundtable.
Debbie Roberts : A Garden of Possibilities : Stamford, CT
Douglas Owens-Pike : Energyscapes : Minneapolis, MN
Genevieve Schmidt : North Coast Gardening : Arcata, CA
Pam Penick : Digging : Austin, TX
Rebecca Sweet : Gossip In the Garden : Los Altos, CA
Scott Hokunson : Blue Heron Landscapes : Granby, CT