May Berry Go Round
Hello friends! Ah, spring time – the busiest season of all. And so it was this month that most of the plant writers were otherwise preoccupied with their plant obsessions! May’s Berry Go Round is a bit slim, but I hope you enjoy these articles on important backyard garden plants/considerations. You can visit the main Berry Go Round here site for more information about carnivals and becoming a carnival host.
Benjamin Vogt inspired me to start thinking about important backyard plants and practices with this quote: “I feel that my backyard habitat is critically important (in the face of such large-scale environmental degradation).” And it’s true: each of us with any amount of outdoor space, be it a patio or a thousand acres, has the opportunity to support life: plant life, insect life, possibly even animal life and full microhabitat life. You can read the article here at the Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens blog.
I also love this article by Carole Sevilla Brown called “Are Wildlife Gardeners Real Gardeners?”
This article from Mother Nature’s Backyard explores making your garden water-wise and “life-friendly!”
New Under the Sun has a particular preference for a prickly perennial known as Yellow Thistle.
Emma the Gardener wrote about a popular permaculture plant: comfrey!
Check out a gorgeous, rare species on Gravity’s Rainbow blog and learn how to help protect its specialized habitat.
If you’re interested in learning more, the first thing you can do is find out how to support native plants in your habitat. Native plants support pollinating insects, which in turn support native birds and mammals. Conserve water by getting rid of needless lawn space and plants that aren’t fit for your climate, particularly if you live in a dry one. Most of all, get into your green space and connect – deeply and fully – to nature and the great circle of life we’re all a part of! :) Thanks for joining me.