Wildlife Habitat in Libby's Backyard - FineGardening

Wildlife Habitat in Libby’s Backyard – FineGardening

I am Libby Breitenbaugh and I am a gardener in Zone 8a in Irmo, South Carolina. I’m sharing some pictures from the summer time of 2022. I’ve been gardening for over 30 years. Earlier I shared pictures of the butterfly backyard I began in 2016 (Libby’s Butterfly Backyard in South Carolina). After I began caring for wildlife, my butterfly backyard slowly became a backyard for birds, bees and butterflies. I additionally incorporate herbs and greens into my backyard. I ended utilizing chemical pesticides and opted for pure alternate options. Since then my bee inhabitants has doubled. I additionally compost my kitchen scraps and backyard trimmings. My backyard consists of native, perennial and annual vegetation. I’ve nectar and host vegetation, and I all the time embody milkweed for the monarchs. You may have a lovely backyard that helps wildlife in your yard. My backyard supplies shelter, meals and water for all my guests. I additionally prefer to take footage of my backyard and all of its guests.

clematis ‘Henryi’, Zones 4-8

bee close-up on blue salvia flowersbumblebee in sage mealy (Zones 7–10 or annual)

trampolines on thatched path through gardens with lots of flowersThis backyard path is flanked by lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantineZones 4–8), with the remainder of the patch stuffed with colourful flowers, together with coneflowers (echinacea hybrids, Zones 4–8) and sage ‘Vista’ (Zones 9–11 or annual).

close-up of container planting with colorful foliage and pink flowersThis backyard urn is overflowing with petunias (Petunia hybrids, annuals), with an erect pinnacle of Cordyline australis (Zones 9–11) and a Jenny Gold Path Curtain (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones 3–9).

yellow bird on a bright pink zinnia flowerA shiny American Goldfinch hovers over a zinnia (Zinnia elegansannual) flower.

monarch butterfly on a bright purple flowerA monarch butterfly feasts on a butterfly bush (Buddleia davidiiZones 5–9).

gravel path and trampoline through thatched garden bedsStunning path by way of the gardens

pipevine swallowtail butterfly on a pink zinnia flowerA swallowtail butterfly on a zinnia

hummingbird drinking pink flowersA feminine ruby-throated hummingbird collects nectar from a pentas (Pentas lanceolateZones 10–11 or annual).

close-up of a white and light purple phloxThese phlox seem like the ‘Fashionably Early’ (Phlox hybrid, Zones 4–8) hybrid phlox, which blooms earlier and stays shorter than conventional backyard phlox (Phlox paniculataZones 4–8).

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