Mystery Garden - Blank Park Zoo

Mystery Garden

Mystery Garden

Ankeny, IA 50021

Registrant: Bethany Ogle
Certified: 6/27/14
Type: Suburban
Garden Size: Extra Large (1000-4999 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Alcea "Hollyhock", Asters, Baptisia "False Indigo", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lupine, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Viola "Violets"

Nectar Plants:
Echinacea "Coneflower", Cosmos, Zinnia

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover, Mason bee nesting boxes

What inspired you to create your garden?
People gave me plants in need of rescue. I didn't know what they were or what the flowers would look like. But I started a garden to give them care. As each matures and blooms for the first time, I solve another mystery by working out their identification in a key.

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