Looking up into the canopy from the bathroom skylight
Deer are welcome in parts of the ecosystem garden
These lady bugs are found in their native habitat on the top of Mount Herman
This hawk nests every year in the same tree at the bottom of our property
Gardening for nature takes into account what nature already gives us to help us create a habitat that's easy to take care, and gives back to the earth. One of the easiest ways to start is by observing your environment. This doesn't mean taking a quick stroll through the back yard, and then jumping into designing a garden. It means really observing what goes on in nature, even if you live in the middle of the city. Once you see how things in nature interact with each other, you can design your gardens or landscapes to do the same thing.
Fruits are eaten by the birds each fall and winter
Crabapple trees are pollinated each spring
All three of these ecosystems are significantly different, so design accordingly