This 5+ acre retreat has it all: native plants and trees galore, stunning built structures by the homeowner, a meadow, woods, and a pond. A wildlife haven that draws birds, bees, deer, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies.
Homeowners: Anne + Bob Krekelberg
Address: East Bartlett
Garden Age: 15 years
- Trees: elm, oak, cedar, walnut, red bud, dogwood, buckeye
- Shrubs: Nine bark, button bush, hydrangeas, peonies, butterfly bush, bluebeard bush, roses
- Vines: honeysuckle, clematis
- Perennials: asclepias, monarda, iris, columbine, baptisia, mayapples
Garden Philosophy: Gardening is for the birds…and the bees, butterflies, dragonflies, deer, frogs, toads, water snakes & whatever other critter happens along. We want them to eat the berries & seeds, lay eggs on leaves & feast on whatever they find.
Favorite Garden Tip : Don’t plant anything too valuable that will make you worry it will be destroyed.