Habitat Hero Garden Award Winner

2014 Habitat Hero Winner ~ Peacock Yard, Lakewood, CO, designed by Gardenz

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2014 Habitat Hero Winner ~ Peacock Yard, Lakewood, CO, designed by Gardenz
Waterwise front yard of pollinator and songbird food plants replaced scruffy lawn and aging pfizer junipers; backyard is a watered wildlife oasis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the 2014 Habitat Hero award-winning gardens demonstrate, wildscapes are as different as the gardeners and designers who create them. They can be formal gardens, meadow-style expanses, flower-filled cottage borders, or natural landscapes. Whatever the style, a wildscape is based on five simple principles:

  • Create diverse layers and shelter
  • Grow natural food
  • Provide water for drinking and bathing
  • Control invasive species
  • Conserve water, energy and chemical use.

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2014 HH award releaseBe a Habitat Hero! Wildscape for the Birds… a project of Audubon Rockies

Their Mission: Grow a network of habitat for songbirds and pollinators in gardens across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, save water for our streams and rivers, and restore our joy in nature every day.