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Native Garden Update 2022

Looking back to when we moved into this house in 2020, a lot has changed. It is fun to see the changes, in particular in the garden, after our efforts each year. Below are the highlights of the native garden plant changes (growth, death, everything in between) over the past two years. Our efforts are all focused on making an outdoor living space for our family of 5 (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 cat), promoting a healthy, biodiverse space that supports local flora and fauna, specifically supporting pollinators, and promoting the health/abundance of local, native plant species.

For old times' sake, here is a look back when we started:

Gardening: Recap of 2020 Projects

Native Garden Update 2021

Front top, west-facing bed:

Species planted: wild strawberry, Missouri milkvetch, showy Jacob's-ladder, prickly wild rose, rosy pussytoes, and red columbine

2020: 2021: 2022:

Wild strawberries! From a healthy start last year, they have taken over the top bed, visibly crowding most other species following the blooming period, except the wild prickly rose.

Wild strawberry