Today’s photos are by Claudia Meyer.
I’m living in a new condo across from a park in southeast Wisconsin.
We have a berm that the builder has allowed to grow wild, and so we worked on ridding the invasive plants from the hillside and put in a red bud. (Cercis canadensis, zones 5-9) and a butterfly garden. It’s been an amazing summer seeing what comes of bird baths and bird feeders. I never knew how much wildlife appreciated a water source. We even had a fox drink from the bird bath.
Planters get early morning sun and then shade. We have enjoyed the size of the coulis. (Plectranthus scutellarioides, Zones 10-11 or as an annual) and yellow panicles (impatience. hybrid, zones 10-11 or as an annual).
I have been gardening my entire adult life and have enjoyed it most this year creating a feast and respite for the wild around me.
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