Insect Hedge @ Borski Farm

A hedgerow for beneficial insects installed at Borski Farm earlier this year.

I planted this perennial row along a west-facing concrete wall in suboptimal soil for growing food crops, but fine for shrubs, perennials, and grasses.

I chose heat loving species. Shrubs include butterfly bush, rabbit brush, and shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla); grasses are Karl Foerster feather reed grass and blue grama; perennials include a bright yellow blanket flower (Gaillardia), prairie winecups (Callirhoe), spring-blooming candytuft (Iberis), catmint (Nepeta), evening primrose (Oenothera), meadow sage (Salvia), an upright stonecrop (Sedum), goldenrod (Solidago), blue flax, a couple Penstemons, and red hot poker (Kniphofia).