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.
These planters sit just off my covered porch and are mostly shade loving plants.
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).
Pink geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, zones 9-10 or as annual) in pig planter.
The garden has invited a leaf bug, a praying mantis, a stick walker, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds this year.
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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