“Grow where you are planted”is an old adage and one I firmly believe in - especially when it comes to gardening. That’s sometimes easier said than done.
A few years back, my husband and I decided to strive for a more natural-looking and low-maintenance yard so began to incorporate more native plants. Helen and Karen had a wonderfully wild native landscape around their homes, and readily welcomed us to “Come and dig.” The hard work definitely paid off and today we revel in our own semi-wild back yard. In the process of nurturing I, in turn, am nurtured by what I observe and learn.
We are not the only ones who enjoy this native vegetation. Birds, squirrels, rabbits, frogs, snakes and the occasional raccoon or coyote seek shelter, cover, and food here. The benefits radiate ever outward.