When plants come back for more

It was round two of understory planting this week, and I am honored to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the WestCo courtyard landscape family ! Our favorite plant guru Nancy stopped by with a fresh delivery of woody shrubs and perennials, gave us some quick tips about our sadly sun-scorched Dogwoods, and then it was time to plant ! With teamwork and determination, we planted some key players in the Sugar Maple, Persimmon, and Serviceberry understories. The courtyard is greener than ever, and it looks like we’ll have a whole lot of berries before long (in all of the excitement, some of us made the mistake of eating some too soon, much to our own chagrin). Here are some photographs from our wonderful day.

Today, Nate and I found the most amazing neon yellow caterpillar crawling over by the southern rain garden. When was the last time your backyard surprised you? Leave us your story in the comments below !


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