This homeowner is a bird lover.  She wanted to plant herbaceous plants to attract birds and other beneficial wildlife like butterflies and bees.  The plantings were situated so she could watch her garden’s activity from her front window.  Her prior, more conventional planting of boxwoods was reused to create a border around the wildflowers – screening the less recognizable wildflower planting from the street.  The boxwood arrangement helped the new, lively landscape respect the neighborhood’s more formal aesthetic.  In this way, the homeowner could remain neighborly to both her domestic and wild neighbors alike.  

Dylan planting the last of Heuchera americana.

Dylan planting the last of Heuchera americana.