Have you ever wanted to put your love for Bird-Friendly Spaces into action? Linda has gone above and beyond as a Houston Audubon Natives Nursery volunteer, learning about native plants and educating others on why "real-deal" native plants are so important for our environment. All the plants at Houston Audubon's Natives Nursery have been sourced from Harris county or one of the surrounding counties to offer Houston-strong native plants! If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email the Natives Nursery Manager, Berri Moffett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the things we love about Linda is her appreciation for the mess! It's a dirty job working in a plant nursery, literally! In her response below, she expresses how her messy looking garden has attracted many different animals. If they don't mind, then people shouldn't mind either! Learn to embrace the mess by checking out what Linda has to say about her Bird-Friendly Space:
"I have always enjoyed playing in the dirt so when I retired I looked for a place to volunteer that centered on gardening. I discovered the Native Nursery at Edith Moore Sanctuary when I joined the Houston Audubon Society. As a volunteer at the nursery I've learned all about native plants and how they help our native critters. For many years I had a vegetable and annual flower garden but have spent the past 4 years slowly changing over to a native garden. I now have a native prairie for full sun plants and a native shade garden. I still have a few roses and a small space for flowering annuals that add intense color during the spring and fall. There are three separate water sources at various heights to give the animals a safe choice for water. My gardens aren't nice and neat, in fact they look quite messy but the animals love it. I have birds and butterflies visit my backyard everyday and I love watching them flit and hide among my plants. The very best thing is that my native plants did not die during the big freeze and so far the drought hasn't killed them either. Gotta love the natives!"