The native garden was amazing this year, but right now it is looking a little sad...
... but in that sadness there is great beauty and joy... finches 100's at a time are perched on the stems feasting on the seed pods.
Their feasting fattens them up for the winter to come and seeds the garden for next spring.
I can truly say the native garden is planted by both the finches and me!
The wild sunflowers that take over the garden late summer are there entirely because of the finches, I never planted them. They aren't anywhere else on the land, except for this year they showed up at our front gate just where I would want them.
How did they know?