Extra of Enrique and Christian’s Backyard


Right this moment we’re again within the Forest Park, Illinois, backyard of Enrique Zuniga and Christian Altman, an area they reworked from a clean piece of turfgrass into an exquisite backyard that attracts pollinators and is loved by them, their three canines, and their associates alike. We noticed a number of the backyard yesterday and are again to get pleasure from extra of it right now.

dense planting of pollinator plantsThis can be a very city space, not removed from downtown Chicago, however Enrique and Christian have reworked their piece of this area into one thing that’s stunning and welcoming to pollinators and different wildlife.


close up of pink coneflowersA bee has stopped by these coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–8) for a meal.

close up of an ornamental grass with other plants behindDecorative grasses will be stunning for the way in which you possibly can look via them like a veil to the remainder of the vegetation behind.


space on side of house filled with plants and flowersThe slender area between two homes is commonly only a forgotten strip of grass—however not right here! Flowers and grasses fill the realm with magnificence and habitat for native bugs.

close up of swamp milkweedSwamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata, Zones 3–6) is an exquisite native perennial with aromatic pink flowers in midsummer. Like all milkweeds, it’s a host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Grownup monarchs, like this one, go to as properly for successful of nectar.

garden border along a fence with a skinny conifer and various perennialsA slender pine (Pinus sp.) offers a dramatic distinction to lower-growing perennials.

outdoor couch and chairs on a garden patioA necessary a part of any backyard is a spot to take a seat and revel in all of it.

close up of a red Mexican sunflowerMexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia, annual) is a big, fast-growing annual with flowers in glowing orange or crimson. This bee loves it simply as a lot as individuals do.

close up of yellow and purple flowers in the gardenOne final view of this stunning backyard is a reminder of what you possibly can create even in a small, city backyard area.


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