This spring I began native plant garden designs and installation at a property in Burnt Hills that quickly gained the nickname, “the bluebird house,” for all of its bluebird visitors.






20120917-173159.jpg This is an endangered species of Coneflower called Echinacea tenesesis. It’s endangered because it’s rare, not because it’s hard to grow. There is a lot of wetland habitat nearby this home, and so butterflies and birds already live nearby. When we installed lots of new native plants to the gardens here, it gave the wildlife neighbors reason to visit. Burnt Hills is a great community for ecological landscape design; the rewards can be felt immediately. Often times native plant gardening requires patience, but sometimes we stumble into beauty-filled synchronicity.