These are just words, until you actually do it. And when you do, your little bit of wilderness will be filled with surprises.
So what does that actually look like? Here's an example.
Do you see the tiny insect? This is wild morning glory vine along my back fence. To many gardeners, it can be quite a nuisance. It can scamper up a tree in weeks and choke out a favorite bush. But.....It also harbors lots of insects for my garden wrens to eat. They have a nest of babies on our back porch and this is keeping both mom and dad wren VERY busy these days. They need the bugs!
A closer look at wild morning glory vine.
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It's been 3 years of hard work, but the wrens are happy to nest in our backyard.
The wild morning glory vines. Do you see the green lizard on the fence? It's mealtime.
Let's see...5 leafhoppers per leaf times 100 leaves...that's 500 leafhoppers for someone to eat.
Surprisingly, the leafhoppers stay on the wild morning glory and seldom bother my other garden plants.
Hope you'll consider some wild plants. If you don't know what to do, start with butterfly weeds (milkweed).
You'll have Monarchs in no time if you live in North America.
Thanks for visiting. David/ :-)
Quote from Thoreau found at Hermann Hospital / Houston, Texas