I recently had the opportunity to complete a design for a South Knoxville residence not to far from the Seven Islands State Birding Park. After removing unproductive plantings the owner wanted to have a garden which attracts bees, birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife all year long. This is part of a larger effort to return the property to an animal supporting habitat over time. The garden will provide year round interest with wild columbine in the spring, numerous milkweeds during the summer, Joey Pye weed and Aster's in the fall, and sedges and seed heads during the winter. Planting beds are color schemed and incorporate the use of plantings from neighboring beds. Hopefully you are inspired to create your own garden this year! Enjoy.