June Garden Update: native plants and summer strawberries

Our second garden update of the season takes place at the moss office garden, awash with plants native to Illinois and thus requiringĀ little water orĀ maintenance. Two patches out front are filled with native hummingbird and butterfly attracting plants, most of which are from the University of Illinois Extension.

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Native Plants and Companion Planting in the moss Garden

It’s that time again! Lots of lovely spring and summer produce is slowly revealing itself to sunnier days. The moss loft is flanked by a variety of plants native to Illinois. Why native plants instead of turf? Of the 26 billion gallons of water consumed daily in the United States, approximately 7.8 billion gallons is…

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