Today’s photos are from Claudia Meyer.
I am living in a new condo on the opposite side of a park in southeastern Wisconsin.
We have a berm that the builder allowed to grow wild, and so we worked on ridding the hillside of invasive plants and put in a redbud (Cercis canadensis, Zones 5–9) and butterfly garden. It has been an amazing summer watching what comes to the birdbath and bird feeders. I never knew how much appreciation wildlife had for a water source. We even had a fox drinking from the birdbath.
The planters get early to mid-morning sun and then shade. We have enjoyed the size of the coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) and yellow impatiens (Impatiens hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).
Pink geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 9–10 or as an annual) in a pig planter.
The garden this year invited a leaf bug, a praying mantis, a stick walker, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds.
I’ve been gardening my whole adult life and had the most enjoyment this year creating an invitation and respite for the wild around me.
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