Omaha officer finds peace in huge prairie garden

Omaha officer finds peace in huge prairie garden

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Kim Pecha can’t instantly find her spouse, she understands in which to check.

Michael Pecha are going to be outside in their prairie yard, bent up to learn a butterfly or caterpillar.

“Behind 3- or 4-foot flowers that are tall she’ll see my mind pop-up,” Pecha told the Omaha World-Herald.

Pecha has a good amount of high flowers to full cover up behind. After plenty of idea, this springtime he expanded their two yard beds to pay for 3,000 square legs of their yard.

Minimal did the veteran Omaha officer understand it might be a savior in a tumultuous summer time.

“It has taken me personally joy and stress relief and has now had a bigger effect than we ever expected,” he said.

Pecha has planted about 90 types of indigenous grasses and plants on their Elkhorn home. He meticulously records every thing he grows for a spreadsheet, including where it is planted, it originated if it’s native and where.

Purple coneflower, butterfly milkweed, anise hyssop, snow-on-the-mountain, blazing celebrity, cardinal flower, Illinois bundleflower and sideoats grama are their favorites. [Read more…]