I am sitting in my office on this snowy February day, provisions on board, seeing no need to slide around the roads. The snow is clean and quiet and I think about what a day like this 250 years ago was like before the time we made drastic modifications to our landscapes. I think a… Read more »
Category: native plants
Leave up your perennials for the winter. Insects will overwinter in any that have hollow stems. The dense undercover provides places for things to hide. And leave up seed heads that are a source of food for birds.
Most rain gardens are standalone features. Consider integrating them into the landscape as part of even larger beds. These three pictures from my house have two rain gardens integrated into a shrub border, upland perennial bed, and pond. Can you even spot the rain gardens?
Rain Gardens, May 18, 7 pm, Ann Arbor Rec & Ed The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 19, 7:30 pm, Huron Valley Chapter, Sierra Club, Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 20,… Read more »
Over the past couple years I have been interviewed on a variety of outlets. Here are links to these interviews starting with the most recent. Michigan Homes: How to Create A Socially Responsible Garden Check out my interview, How to Create A Socially Responsible Garde on Michigan Homes, one of the top sites for Michigan Realty,… Read more »
What I mean by this is I can do (just about) anything with native plants that can be done with exotic species of plants. The reasons to use natives is ecologically clear. See the Native Plants page on this website for a short explanation why. If you want a longer read, there are many good… Read more »