We see each of our gardens as a link in a chain of microhabitats that support threatened birds, butterflies and pollinators. To develop these relationships, our gardens incorporate plant combinations that are both beautiful and function as a complex ecosystem. We expertly choose plants that provide seasonal interest and bloom year round. The ecological diversity of Mariposa gardens creates an environment where the range of insect and bird life in the garden becomes an effective natural pest control. Our clients continuously marvel at the number of butterflies they find in our gardens. Hummingbirds, chickadees, bushtits, cedar waxwings, thrushes, are some of the regular birds nesting and feeding in Mariposa gardens. Many years of research and experience inform the selection of grasses, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees that we use to provide food, water and shelter for our local wildlife.