3 thoughts on “A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard

    Tad Blackington

    (July 17, 2018 - 2:01 am)

    Also consider fruiting plants that hold their fruit thru the winter. These are vital foods for wildlife in the hungry gap period of late winter/early spring. Native species might be winterberry or sumac. But flowering crabapples are brilliant in this regard. Even the hated barberry and bittersweet fill this roll (dont hate, just manage the herbicides are probably worse when their impact on soil life is considered. Evolution works and will make the invasive into natives.)


    (July 17, 2018 - 2:01 am)

    Very nice presentation. Thank you.

    Marian Whitcomb

    (July 17, 2018 - 2:01 am)

    Sort of sad that you promote an invasive, dandelions…these are found competing with my undisturbed native areas when succession occurs between soft and hardwoods each plant takes close to a square foot of space…combined with all of the other non-natives, and the amount of ground they cumulatively take + invasive alien disease, fungi, and pests makes keeping natives not as easy as you might think. The rest of the presentation is wonderful.

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