Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

Rooftop Garden

Submitted By
Svetlana Frolova
Svetlana Photography
Habitat Type
Garden (Rooftop garden)
Austin, Texas
Date Submitted
Monday, November 16, 2015
Nectar Source Plants
Shrubby Boneset, Rock Rose, Fall Aster, Purple Coneflower, Turk's Cap, White Gaura, Maximilian Sunflower, Mexican Sage, Cherry Sage, Lantana, Gregg's Mistflower, Ironweed
Habitat Details
We practice sustainable chemical-free gardening with the focus on native plants. In the fall we collect seeds from our plants. We have installed dripping system regulating the amount of water each plant needs. We also collect water from our shower while waiting for it to get warm and use that water in our garden. Since we have a lot of Milkweed plants which typically get infested with aphids, instead of using pesticides we hose them off once a week. We compost on the rooftop and add that compost to our soil.
All the photos are by Svetlana Photography

Habitat Photos