Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

….and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. -William Shakespeare

Bats in the garden — Oh Yes! and not just for Halloween. Encouraging them will help with insect control and pollination and their droppings (guano) is one of the best natural fertilizers you can find. Christoper Williams has written a great little ezine article about the benefits of bats in your garden. In honor of halloween, I have found some interesting bat things…..I love this ‘Bat Castle from the Backyard Bird Company

Back yard bird company bat house
If you don’t want to buy one look into plans to make your own DIY Bat house kit or free plans to build a bat house yourself . Once you have your house and you want to make sure the bats are living there and hear what they are saying, try Green Witch bat detectors
or check out ark wildlife bat boxes and detectors

I found this picture of a Bat house in Iraq on the Blog of Gritty Kitty. Gritty Kitty is one of my new heroes. SHE is a Naval Flight officer who was serving in Iraq until at least May of this year…I am assuming that she is home safe now and it is for that reason that she not blogging about her Iraqi adventures. I used to be in the Navy with Flying aspirations…so she sorta rocks my world. Anyway, this bat house made her top 30 list of things she would miss about Iraq when she returned home. Iraqis must know know great bats are. Iraqis build cool buildings especially for bats. How eye-opening and enlightening. I hope Iraq will be safe enough to go explore soon.

Bat house

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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