Garden Design and Planning
You might wonder why there is information on garden design on a website devoted to gardening for wildlife. After all, a wildlife-friendly garden is often thought of as a “messy” affair that mimics nature. While there is incredible value to the re-creation of natural habitat in a manner that reproduces a wilderness area such as a meadow or forest, there is also wildlife value in a garden designed along more formalized lines that still provides food, water, and shelter for wildlife.
Gardening in Small Spaces
Though small spaces can be challenging and the diversity of wildlife attracted can be more limited than in a larger space, the reward of creating habitat for wildlife even on a small scale is well worth the effort for the touch of nature that it can bring to your doorstep.
The two zone maps we offer here can be valuable aids for plant selection and garden planning. The plant hardiness zone map is the one most people associate with gardening, but the Canadian ecozones map can also be helpful for determining the native vegetation and wildlife associated with your geographic area.