If you live in an apartment or townhouse with a balcony, patio, or very small yard, you may like to use your outdoor space to connect to the natural world around you. In order to attract and support native wildlife in these settings, a garden comprised largely of native plants in containers or small planting areas provides an attractive and simple solution. A surprising number of insects, birds and even small mammals are drawn to container and pocket gardens.
The Audubon at Home program encourages you to beautify and increase the wildlife value of these small spaces. Although much of this content is directed to container gardening, patios and “pocket gardens” are merely larger extensions of the same concept, with the possible advantage of natural soils that need less additional replenishment… Learn MORE!
My personal review of this article in one word: wonderful!!! You’ll be glad to check it out even if you’re not particularly into natives. KathyN.
AAH Wildlife Waystations: Captivating Containers with Native Plants By Leigh Pickering, ARMN co-coordinator for Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Certification Program