When planning landscaping or your garden, remember the wild creatures – especially those that migrate. By planting native species, you are likely providing necessary food and or shelter to these animals. You can also then better enjoy the show this year as butterflies, bumblebees, birds and other interesting creatures come to your garden for food and shelter.
A sure bet for good wildlife watching is thistle, but you also can’t go wrong with milkweed. Both of these produce good things for you as well: the thistles are good in your cooking pot, in your cheeses, and even in vases with your ornamental flowers, and the milkweeds are edible, very sweet smelling and soothing to the eye. Don’t forget to save some of the blossoms and seeds for the critters out back!