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Is your yard or garden small on space? Get big ideas for making the most out of your outdoor sanctuary

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Naturalistic sanctuary
Photo by Joshua McCullough

Naturalistic sanctuary

Most people looking for wild animals go on a hike or hit up a zoo. Not Lisa Albert, who wanted to bring them directly to her Portland-area garden, so she transformed her landscape, and learned that drawing them in was simply a matter of being a good host. Lisa rebuilt her garden to include a stacked rock wall (critters like to hide in the crevices), a pond, and lots of plants that provide nectar, seed, and fruit. She’s since hosted three dozen kinds of birds, butterflies, bees, lacewings, and frogs.

More: How to create a nature lover's backyard


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