For those who have seen our lot, we have a LOT of grass. There are a number of lovely trees, bushes, and landscaping around the house, but there is a huge bare spot on the South side of the property.
Our first summer/ fall in the house I started planning some additions to the landscape. I specifically wanted to focus on native plants and possibly include a rain garden. Today I attended a free workshop on adding a native garden run by Blue Thumb. I'm unsure if the space I am envisioning for my planting space will work for a rain garden, but it will be a lovely native garden, with a focus on plants that attract butterflys. That should be a special treat for Timmy. For $25 they will help create a design with me and I can apply for a grant to receive $250, which will hopefully cover the cost of the majority of the project.
I'm planning to get my plants from the Friends School Plant Sale. They have a lovely Butterfly garden package with 4 each of 12 plants for pretty cheap. I've picked out a couple more varieties to add in and a couple new bushes for the south side of the house, to replace a couple that died from the hot summer before we moved in.
My design consultation is the 31st and I have a lot to do to get my plan ready.