Beth Young’s Rain Garden Design
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Native edibles are low-care (if planted in the right place) because they are uniquely adapted to our soil, weather and seasons. While they are providing berries for our jam, they are also feeding and housing our birds, bees, bugs and other native critters that badly need our help.
The key ingredients to a healthy wildlife environment are shelter, food and water. This design incorporates all three of these important features.
This beneficials attracting garden plan is a low, sunny border planting, 30’ wide by 5’ deep.
“Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.” -Unknown Lifestyle: Hummingbirds are a very appealing pollinator to the garden. They are a lot of
Every garden is a learning opportunity. I was fortunate to be able to teach hands-on Botany to many, fantastic high school kids in Lincoln County and Philomath High School for over 28 years. Through careful research we identified key components of successful gardens, vineyards and orchards. I learned many things from my students. One of
This pollinator garden features showy native Willamette Valley plants.
Local plants may provide some clues as to whether spring is truly early this year.
With your help, Benton County can become the FIRST Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Oregon!