|Woodlawn Cafe flowers on the patio!|
Although our home is gorgeous and comfy, our garden and yards were just awful when we moved in! Starting over, we hired some tilling to be done and then some bark to be laid down and the rest was up to us!
|Scotland this past Spring just out of Edinburgh!|
Plantings of flowers that bloom several colors and perennials that blossom unusual blossoms and setting veggies and digging big holes for trees and more trees has really panned out well for our garden visitors and for us. We don't use any pesticides or anything that comes out of bottle to keep our garden pest free. In not using these things, we have found that the insects and birds have been doing a great job keeping the garden up with minimal insect damage or infestations. We have truly enjoyed watching the bees the most and carefully deadheading blooms and keeping things watered and green have been our jobs this whole past summer.
So, I have included an article below in this blog that I loved reading from Houzz.com. It talks about all types of pollinators and keeping your garden for them to enjoy as well as for yourselves. Have fun reading the article and keep planting!!! Autumn is the perfect time to keep up your gardens and for planting new things too! I have to behave and I promised Ray… no more trees but I am enjoying adding new bushes, more flowers and grasses to my garden and yard this season and all the while convincing myself it's for the bees and birds and their friends. I'm not sure Ray is buying it but it sure is looking nice out there.
Happy planting and just an FYI… some of my favorite places for plants and other things for my garden:
Thicket off Alberta St.
Pistils on Mississippi Ave.
Garden Fever on 24th Ave.
The Backyard Birdshop on Fremont: they have everything here for birds and other creatures you may want in your garden!
|At Thistle off Alberta Ave. this Spring!|
|Pistils Nursery on Mississippi Ave.|
|Near Fort Worth Texas this past summer!|
|My pots at my stoop… peas, basil and blooms for the bees!|
|Christopher David's in the Pearl District… Portland, OR!|
|My sunflower with a visitor!|