Team Chats

The interview that led to the creation of Beautiful Wildlife Garden

Helen Yoest interviews Carole Brown for Gardening With Confidence WebTalkRadio show.

We talk about the 5 pillars of Ecosystem Gardening:

  • Plant more locally native plants
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Use sustainable practices
  • Develop healthy soil
  • Manage rainwater where it falls on your property, and keep it out of your municipal stormwater system

When you start paying attention to these 5 areas, you will automatically begin to see more wildlife in your garden.

We also talked about how we needed to redefine “beautiful” so that people would understand how beautiful wildlife in the garden can be.

The Meet The Team podcast Series:

Helen Yoest tells us:

  • how her interest in wildlife gardening began
  • the value of certifying your garden for wildlife, butterflies, and native plants
  • what is water-wise gardening
  • how she believes we can engineer a better world

Kelly Senser talks about:

  • How she developed her interest in wildlife gardening began
  • The Community Wildlife Habitat Garden project, where neighborhoods are banding together to create wildlife gardens that span their neighborhood.
  • What you need to do to become a Certified Wildlife Habitat garden
  • Simple tips to help you create your wildlife garden

Kathy Green tells us:

  • How to create healthy soil for your wildlife habitat garden
  • The challenges of gardening at 7300′ in Colorado
  • Simple tips for creating a welcoming garden for nature
  • How to choose plants that have more than one use for wildlife
  • Redefining beautiful in your nature garden and appreciating the wonders of nature

Chris McLaughlin talks about:

  • How to choose a few multi-purpose native plants to get your wildlife garden started
  • Why snags are important wildlife habitat
  • How to create cover so wildlife can raise their young
  • How to attract bats to your bathouse
  • Why your wildlife garden is also healthy for you and your family

Lisa Gustavson shares her passion about:

  • How to get your neighbors to love your wildlife garden, too
  • Why pollinators are so important to your vegetable garden
  • How to involve your kids in learning about nature
  • Why planting just one native plant can make a big difference
  • Why your wildlife garden is also healthy for you and your family

Barbara Pintozzi talks about:

  • Why reducing your lawn is so important for wildlife in your garden
  • Why eliminating chemical use is essential to the health of your children, your pets, and the critters who visit your wildlife garden
  • How to create a beautiful wildlife shade garden
  • Why planting just one native plant can make a big difference

Gail Eichelberger discusses:

  • The more native plants she planted, the more bees and butterflies she started seeing in her garden
  • Why letting the fallen leaves remain in your garden is good for wildlife
  • How to create a beautiful wildlife garden with the challenges of a clay and limestone region
  • Wildlife gardens are Therapeutic landscapes, they are peaceful and help lower blood pressure and stress

Ellen Sousa shares:

  • How she began to see much more wildlife in her garden when she added more native plants
  • Why letting the fallen leaves remain in your garden is good for wildlife
  • How to create a beautiful wildlife garden in the challenging New England region
  • How gardening for wildlife can connect you to the world around you

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