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RE: Aloha Even

Well add my name next to it... I can provide plants in the spring or seeds
in the fall.


> -----Original Message-----
> Thanks!  I am adding Silphium perfoliatum to the list!
> -s
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 05:42:38PM -0600, Donna wrote:
> > Have you ever visited the e-nature site?
> >
> > http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/index.asp
> >
> > which is a combined site of the National Wildlife Federation.
> >
> > http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/attractspecificwildlife.cfm
> >
> > Once you determine what wildlife you would like in your yard, you can
> also
> > put together a list of what plants they would need.
> >
> > Since this is a gardening list and not a wildlife list, I won't mention
> that
> > you also need to provide all of the 4 basic needs.... or that it is not
> > totally selective by plants. There is the food chain to consider also,
> as in
> > by attracting one species, the lower food chain also needs to be there,
> as
> > well the upper food chain showing up :)
> >
> > You might want to consider some of the natives that have a dual purpose.
> For
> > instance, a cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, can add structure to the
> back
> > of your garden as well as a place for birds to drink.... looks much
> better
> > than a plain old bird bath to me...
> >
> > Donna

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