We like sharing the backyard with others. We welcome visitors and visits can be arranged by contacting me. The following links and my weekly blog posts are another way of sharing our backyard story.
Our Backyard Story (8MB PDF). This is a photography book that tells the story of our Kentucky native plant backyard from its beginning through its first year. Note: This is a big file and may take a while to download.
Backyard history 2005-2010. This information about our backyard was available to participants of the Wild Ones 2011 Kentucky Native Plant Garden Tour.
Betty’s twenty-five favorite native plants. I remember how overwhelmed I felt when I started to choose native plants for our backyard. These twenty-five plants provide bloom throughout the growing season, are hardy, and attract birds and butterflies. I hope this chart can be a source of information, especially for folks who are new to native plants.
Using a Camera in the Garden. When I go to the backyard, I often take the camera with me. Having and using the camera often helps me see things I would not have seen otherwise. I wrote this article, which was published in the Chevy Chaser, hoping to encourage folks to use a camera and see more.
Images of some of our backyard native plants, birds and butterflies can be seen in my Photo Galleries.