Images from a Native Plant Garden
Enjoy photography from the garden of Corrie Woods
Corrie Woods is one of the leaders of the Gardening for Life Project that is bringing author Doug Tallamy to speak in Polk County, with the hope of starting a local movement where gardeners provide abundant habitat for wildlife.
Corrie is also a gifted photographer who has taken many stunning photos of native plants and wild visitors to her garden in Tryon. We hope you enjoy this gallery of images of a garden that is full of life—including images from her critter cam and unique bog garden.
Corrie says, “After learning more about Tallamy’s message I think we all come away with the awareness that it doesn’t take a gardener or native plant advocate to be a part of the solution. Every home owner and balcony renter can support great biodiversity. It is all in the simple choices we make – choose this rather than that.
She goes on, “Choose a plant that looks lovely and supports local species and life rather than a plant that looks lovely and yet supports no local species. Choose to remove invasive species and make room for local ecology to flourish rather than planting that tray of English ivy and making the problem worse. Choose less lawn (and by the way save your back and your time and your pocketbook) and choose more a native plantscape.”
As well as capturing the beauty of nature, Corrie uses her photography skills to support Lichty Guitars, which she runs along with her husband, the luthier Jay Lichty.
If you’re a gardener or photographer yourself, we’d love to see what’s showing up at your place. Please look for our annual Habitat at Home Photo Contest, which we hold every spring. You can see the guidelines here in this post from last spring.