Designing a welcoming garden for butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators and other wildlife to your garden delivers benefits not only for your personal outdoor space but for your neighborhood and the world at large.
There are often parts of a garden where growing conditions are challenging.
Plants in the Pacific Northwest must adapt to heavy winter rains and also to increasingly dry summers.
If you haven’t checked out the East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District District – www.emswcd.org – you should! Their website is filled with eco-friendly ideas for taking care of your land – whether it’s a condo backyard or a larger property. The Soil and Water Conservation District is charged with helping to reduce water pollution from storm run-off: the rain that pours off our roofs, driveways, and streets, picking up every pollutant in its path before dumping into storm drains and then into our rivers.
The Soil and Water Conservation District also works with land caretakers to eliminate soil erosion, reduce invasive plants, and re-introduce Native species, with all their benefits for wildlife. A great website and an even more interesting physical location at 5211 N Williams Ave. in Portland.