Slide Show: Backyard Habitat Certification
Out with invasives! I may love my unusual white-flowered, cream-variegated honesty plant (aka, money plant, known to botanists as Lunaria annua Variegata Alba) but I’d hate to contribute to Oregon’s already bad invasive plant problems!
This 20-foot tall and wide shrubby flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) straddles my and my neighbor’s yard. It’s wild and overgrown, just like the birds like it. Hummingbirds and songbirds nest in there every year and it offers safety from
As anyone who’s met me lately at a cocktail party can attest, I rattle on a lot about the native insects in my back garden. (Ever since I joined the Xerces Society, I’ve been a total pest about bugs!) So when I found out about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a partnership of the Audubon Society, Three Rivers Land Conservancy and the East Mult...