Great Plains Loess Hills Xeric Garden - Blank Park Zoo

Great Plains Loess Hills Xeric Garden

Great Plains Loess Hills Xeric Garden

Sioux City, IA 51108

Registrant: Bill and Dianne Blankenship
Certified: 4/5/14
Type: Rural
Garden Size: Large (more than 50 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters,Baptisia "False Indigo", Ceanothus Americanus "New Jersey Tea", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lespendeza "Bush Clover",Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers",Viola "Violets", 85 species in the xeric garden and many. many flowers and herbs in my vegetable garden at another location on our 25 acres

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Cosmos, Solidagao "Goldenrod", Zinnia

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices: Do not use insecticides, natural compost for fertilization, over-wintering cover provided

What inspired you to create your garden?
I have been dedicated to native plants and organic methods for decades. I love to encourage butterflies and pollinators and birds



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