Your Living Garden

When you create your healing garden be sure to include as many opportunities as possible or encouraging life. I don’t necessarily mean wildlife if you live in an area where larger animals naturally roam e.g. opossums, foxes, deer etc.  However, I do mean beneficial insects, bird life and small lizards. If you have a natural healing garden you will notice that it is a haven for all sorts of pollinators, nectar feeders, pest predators and beneficial creatures. If you garden has a good balance of herbal leys, spring blossoms, good soil as well as some shade trees, water features and some sunny spots, then a variety of butterflies, birds, bees, hedgehogs and lizards will visit your garden.

Your fruit trees, vegetable garden and herb beds will benefit from the presence of early spring pollinators. In return your fruit trees will bear healthy fruit, your vegetables won’t need chemical sprays, pests will be suppressed and your soil will stay fertile and friable.
in my own healing garden I’ve noticed an increase in monarch butterflies (see photo above) after I introduced swan plants.  The borage plants under my pear and nashi trees ensure that bees are plentiful in early spring during the brief pear blossom period (see photo above).

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Author: char3lie

artist, gardener, designer, pet lover

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