Jensen Flyway - Blank Park Zoo

Jensen Flyway

Jensen Flyway

Pleasantville, IA 50225

Registrant: Kelly and Libby Jensen
Certified: 6/23/14
Type: Rural
Garden Size: Giant (more than 5000 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Alcea "Hollyhock", Baptisia "False Indigo", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers", Viola "Violets"

Nectar Plants:
Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Cosmos, Solidagao "Goldenrod", Veronia "Ironweed", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana, Rosa "Rugosa Rose", Red, white and yellow clover

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, bee nesting boxes, bird bath

What inspired you to create your garden?
Just love looking at pretty flowers and watching the birds, bees and butterflies

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