Margy and Dan Terpstra created and maintain one of the exceptional native-plant yards in the Saint Louis area. In the May/June/July 2016 edition of the Wild Ones JOURNAL, Barbara A. Schmitz, JOURNAL editor, wrote a two-page article on the Terpstra’s yard under the MEMBER YARDS column on page 14 of the electronic Flipbook version. The JOURNAL comes in two versions: Flipbook and PDF.
The article includes photographs and information on how they got started, water features, and wildlife. Also, the Terpstra’s have their own website where they document their experiences.
From the article, “The Terpstras said their reason for plantings is because it is the most sustainable thing one can do with a yard,” and Margy said, “The more you look, the more you’ll see when you start paying attention to nature. It is such a privilege to watch the essence of nature as it unfolds before you…”
The Terpstra yard was on the 2015 Native-Plant Garden Tour. Information on the 2016 Tour
- Article about Margy Terpstra and the garden with a video on How to Create a Bubbler Water Feature.
- Terpstra article and directions for a bubbler, Our Little Neck of the Woods
- Terpstra website, Hummer Haven UNLTD
- You need to be a member to receive the JOURNAL or read it online. For members to read the article online, logging in on any Wild Ones website page will take you to the Wild Ones Member Page that contains the Online journal link.