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Old 03-11-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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"Habitat gardens are therefore most successful when they
support a broad diversity of wildlife species, and the
easiest way to achieve wildlife diversity is to choose
a variety of plant species that most closely mimic the
vegetative structure of a natural system. Plants are
the living or biotic component of the landscape, and
vegetative or vertical structure refers to layers of plants
that provide a level of complexity and functionality in
their arrangement such that they sustain a broad array of
wildlife species."

The above is quoted from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Project of Virginia State University. Their site offers quite the comprehensive study of what works and why in backyard gardening for wildlife. There's enough here to cuddle with for many hours or days, and the writing is clear, tantalizing and comprehensive. If you feel your wildlife landscaping efforts could benefit from more knowledge and suggestions with examples, this is your pdf!

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wp-con...-gardening.pdf
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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Cool! Thanks for sharing this, Jack. I look forward to reading it .
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Now, we just need to get the general public to understand and embrace this.
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Thanks for the read Jack!
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the read Jack!
My pleasure. I do think it contains much of what would need to design a native plant garden, not necessarily for aesthetics, but certainly for effectiveness...
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