Asters for Crescents - Blank Park Zoo

Asters for Crescents

Asters for Crescents

Johnston, IA 50131

Registrant: Eileen M. Robb
Certified: 4/14/14
Type: Suburban
Garden Size: Giant (more than 5000 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Alcea "Hollyhock", Asters, Baptisia "False Indigo", Ceanothus Americanus "New Jersey Tea", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lespendeza "Bush Clover", Lupine, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers", Viola "Violets", so many plants, so little time

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Solidagao "Goldenrod", Veronia "Ironweed", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Rosa "Rugosa Rose", Zinnia, so many plants, so little time

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I use natural compost for fertilization, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover

Our garden was registered with the National Wildlife Federation around 1994 as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

What inspired you to create your garden?
We live in Iowa, what better way to invite Iowa native plants & critters to live here, too?

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