I garden without any chemicals. Most of our yard is flower gardens, trees and shrubs with very little lawn. We plant perennial natives as much as we can. Our flowering plants are successional, so that there is always food for pollinators.

We also put out bird feeders filled with black oil sunflower seeds as well as grow our own sunflowers. We’re going to try hummingbird feeders this year.  We have a bird bath to provide drinking water. Our shrubs provide cover for the birds and homes for small animals.