Let's Talk about the Birds and the Bees
We've planted many new spring, summer, and fall blooming shrubs and perennials in The Park to provide seasonal color and much needed nectar for birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
The Cherokee Garden Club Community Fund provided financial support for completing the initial phase adding perennials and ground covers at each of The Park entrances to encourage neighbors who live and work nearby to enter The Park and enjoy the space. We also addressed erosion issues and began planting the fern glade. We look forward to enjoying fragrant drifts of black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, aster, phlox, and goldenrod during the summer.
In the fall of 2021, we will add a butterfly perennial garden in the sunny section of The Park. We'll also plant blueberry bushes as an extension of the food-producing Mustard Seed Garden (on the adjacent St. Luke's Church property) used by the chefs at Crossroads to feed the homeless.
If you'd like to learn more about the role of native plants in preserving precious wildlife - and the planet - for future generations, watch the excellent Cherokee Garden Library Talk by Douglas W. Tallamy, author of Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard and The Nature of Oaks.
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