Month: July 2017

Gardening With Nature in Mind

By: Stacey Wildberger

When I step out into my backyard I feel a sense of pride for what I have accomplished, and then I start mentally going through the list of what I still would like to do to provide a suitable habitat.  Although my garden brings joy to me and a sense of pleasure that is not the sole purpose of my garden or my landscape choices.  The phrase “Gardening for Nature” best describes my philosophy when it comes to my decisions about what goes into my garden.  My first thoughts are: “Is this a native plant?  What benefits will it provide to the ecosystem? And will it cause harm to creatures I am trying to provide for?”

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