Beauty is a precondition to life. Yet beauty alone is insufficient.

 

Healing landscapes are essential to personal happiness. Yet beauty in the garden is not sufficient to sustained health for ourselves or the wildlife upon which we depend. 

If you want to create ecosystems with a diversity of animal species, we first have to encourage a healthy diversity of plants. It’s simple: By gardening with native plants — no matter where you live or how small or large your space is — you can help sustain wildlife.
— Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home


 

Drew Laithin, founder of Creative Sustainable Landscapes, welcomed countless numbers of new creatures to his garden after restoring it with plants native to his area.  Photos via Creating Sustainable Landscape. No bird feeder required. The landscaping provides free food and shelter. 

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
- E. O. Wilson
Good read for healthy gardens that restore habitat and health. 

Good read for healthy gardens that restore habitat and health.