Ivy's Angel Wings - Blank Park Zoo

Ivy's Angel Wings

Ivy's Angel Wings

Kalona, IA, 52247

Registrant: Tammy Yoder
Certified: 6/2/14
Type: Rural
Garden Size: Extra Large (1000-4999 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters, Baptisia "False Indigo", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan"

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Solidagao "Goldenrod", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana, Zinnia, Mammoth Mums, Walker's Low Catmint, Autumn Joy Sedum, Caryopteris, Butterfly Bush, Blue Fortune Agastache, Black Adder Agastache

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

What inspired you to create your garden?
Our butterfly garden was created as a memorial for our daughter, Ivy Jane, who died unexpectedly at the age of 18 months in 2010. It is a place to remember and commune with her joyful spirit.

This garden was started in 2012. In 2013, we observed 20 different species of visiting butterflies! It has been great fun and a wonderful learning experience for my boys.

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