Today I planted beds of native wildflowers along the side fence in the backyard, where it’s sunny all day. I have echinacea, rudbeckia, annual wildflowers, perennial wildflowers, hummer/butterfly mix, bee mix, and midwest native wildflowers. Along the shady side of the house, I planted native wildflowers for shade. I figure while we’re stuck here, might as well surround ourselves with some nature-friendly beauty, not a big priority in this town, judging by the bleak, bare yards full of junk. I want to be the lady with all the flowers and critters wherever I live.