Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park - Blank Park Zoo

Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park

Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park

Elk Horn, IA 51531

Registrant: Museum of Danish America
Certified: 5/7/14
Type: Rural
Garden Size: Giant (more than 5000 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters, Baptisia "False Indigo", Lupine,Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers"

Nectar Plants:
Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Rosa "Rugosa Rose"

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover

Click here to see the garden

What inspired you to create your garden?
The park celebrates the Danish immigrant who designed elements of the Chicago Park system and who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright. Jensen pioneered “the prairie school” of landscape architecture that focused attention on using native plantings to emulate natural environments. This outdoor venue provides picturesque landscaping, picnic areas, walkways, outdoor fitness equipment, and interpretive stations for a more meaningful museum experience.

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