My garden won the Silver Award from FODE in 2003 in
the Another Yard for the Don Program for being
ecolocigally friendly and in June 2007 was certified by the Canadian Wildlife
Federation for it's Backyard Habitat. It is a sunny
and sandy environment. I have disconnected all downspouts and have a
rainbarrel connected to a soaker hose to satisfy the water loving
shrubs. Birds and butterflies are regular visitors with Monarchs and American Ladies breeding in my garden.
includes Amaranth, goldenrod, New England Aster, Malva sylvestri,
sunflower, cornflower, sedum, chives, feverfew, monarda didyma,
milkweed, echinacea, red creeping thyme, speedwell, lavender.
McRae's Back Garden
Includes Common milkweed, Hydrangea, Lilac, Bridal Wreath Spirea,
Buddleia davidii, trumpet creeper, coreopsis, echinacea, Star of
Bethlehem, Day lilies, Centaury, Mallow, Anise hyssop, Tomatoes,
includes grackle, house sparrows, mourning dove, robin, house finches,
goldfinch, downy woodpecker, starling.
includes Monarch, Red Admiral, Black Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail,
Banded Hairstreak, Sulphur, Painted Lady, Mourning Cloak, Summer Azure,
White Cabbage, Question Mark
of Monarch Butterfly
includes egg, caterpillar, pupation, pupae, emerging from pupa and
in My Garden
caterpillars and pupae, spiders, beetles, damselfly, moth, bumblebees,