Pinterest

Explore Scrapbook, Lunches and more!

A densely planted and wonderfully rich yard.

A densely planted and wonderfully rich yard.

The depth, texture and beauty of the layers of native growth can be seen here - we are so very lucky to have this in our   neighborhood.

The depth, texture and beauty of the layers of native growth can be seen here - we are so very lucky to have this in our neighborhood.

The Tryon Creek Educational Director showing us a Vine Maple (Acer Circinatum) which would be  secondary layer of growth in the forest or yard.

The Tryon Creek Educational Director showing us a Vine Maple (Acer Circinatum) which would be secondary layer of growth in the forest or yard.

The ladies learning about Oregon's native plants.

The ladies learning about Oregon's native plants.

So lovely - our hostess's garden gate.

So lovely - our hostess's garden gate.

Tryon Creek's educational director leading our session on the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.

Tryon Creek's educational director leading our session on the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.

Our trip to Tryon Creek was to learn about The Backyard Habitat Certification Program. We discovered the benefits of  of encouraging native plants and wildlife into our yards.

Our trip to Tryon Creek was to learn about The Backyard Habitat Certification Program. We discovered the benefits of of encouraging native plants and wildlife into our yards.

Here's an example of leaving an old tree stump to decay naturally - it encourages other plants to grow - ferns, trillium, and others and can become a feature in itself!

Here's an example of leaving an old tree stump to decay naturally - it encourages other plants to grow - ferns, trillium, and others and can become a feature in itself!

Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Colorful foliage and trailing vines of Vinca major Variegata are ideal for arrangements and bouquets.

Colorful foliage and trailing vines of Vinca major Variegata are ideal for arrangements and bouquets.