The Krewson Near-Prairie - Blank Park Zoo

The Krewson Near-Prairie

The Krewson Near-Prairie

Slater, IA 50244

Registrant: Jean Krewson
Certified: 4/8/14
Type: Rural
Garden Size: Small (less than 200 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Viola "Violets", Common milkweed, weeping birch

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Buddleja "Butterfly Bush", Solidagao "Goldenrod", Veronia "Ironweed", Rosa "Rugosa Rose", Mint--both peppermint and spearamint, giant purple hyssop, russian sage

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices: I do not use insecticides,I use natural compost for fertilization,I have added the following pollinator-friendly features to my garden (e.g., fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, ect.,I will provide over-wintering cover

What inspired you to create your garden?
I didn't want just another lawn that didn't provide habitat. I wanted my yard to grow and change over the season.
 

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