Landscaping around a new parking lot in a nature preserve provided an opportunity to showcase the beauty of native plants but also their value for wildlife.
Plants before volunteers arrived to install the planting.
A combination of native perennials, shrubs and flowering trees create an extroadinary display of color and variety throughout the year.
The birds love it, the bees and insects love it and the visitors love it.
Wild bergamot blooms (Monarda fistulosa) drawing pollinators.
Canada red chokecherry
Shrubby St John'swort
Grow-low fragrant sumac
Ox eye sunflower ( Helianthus helianthoides)
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Ohio spiderwort ((Tradescantia ohioensis)