Marilyn's Haven - Blank Park Zoo

Marilyn's Haven

Marilyn's Haven

Iowa City, Iowa 52245

Registrant: Marilyn Kempnich
Certified: 6/5/14
Type: Urban
Garden Size: Large (500-999 square feet)

Garden Detail

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

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

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, I have added a nectar feeder or use over-ripe fruit to supplement feeding resources, small bird bath with sand and pebbles I would love to provide other pollinator-friendly features to my garden.

What inspired you to create your garden?
I grew up on a farm and have loved gardening as long as I can remember. I was a member of Pottawattamie County 4-H for 6 years. I am a Johnson County Master Gardener and I love to garden. I was active in last year's butterfly garden at the Johnson County Fair and will do so again this year. My garden is my haven. I am also active in Iowa City's Project Green. I am a member of the 4 Season's Garden Club of Iowa City. I love helping others learn about gardening. I enjoy flower, vegetable, container, trees and shrub gardening. I love to watch the birds, bees, and butterflies in my garden.

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