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I spent quite a bit of time in the garden yesterday + it was fantastic. Digging up roots was probably the most challenging part + almost broke my back! I decided that I would fill the garden space with herbs + a few native Missouri plants that will attract butterflies + bees.

The native plants are located along the brick wall; a mix of asters + coneflowers. I will be picking up a few more to fill in the gaps.  These tend to grow quite tall + are gorgeous in color with their bright purple flowers.  I also planted a baptisia bush, which buds brilliant dark purple flowers. I am excited to see them come to life once they have grown.

All of my plants came from Bowood Farms, they have a great staff that are very knowledgeable + friendly. I appreciate how helpful they were in the planning stages of the garden. They helped me map out the best strategy for the garden + have been a wonderful resource each time I visit. All of their plants are grown right on the farm + I am heading back later in the week to pick up some incarnata milkweed. I will be planting it along the back wall of the garden as a great food source for monarch butterflies.

Look for more updates as things get growing. 

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Here is the full list of what was planted:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme + Lemon Thyme
  • Marjoram
  • Lavander
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Sage

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