Gardening with a Purpose
This is a very powerful statement and really makes one stop and think...why do I garden? Most gardeners like to create a beautiful palate of color in their gardens, collect a favorite species, grow their own food or enjoy being outside and part of nature. But the role of gardeners has changed over the generations and today, gardeners are a vital part of the ecosystem because “there simply are not enough native plants left in the wild to support the diversity of wildlife most of us would like to see survive” (Doug Tallamy).
|Two fiery skippers on Downy Aster|
During the garden planning time this winter I will be making my list of native plants to expand the diversity in my garden. How about you?