our garden is organic. what goes into the soil is all organic, compost, alphalpha, peat, and organic fertilizers. our soil is mostly clay and previous non organic additions, aka rubbish are still being removed after 35 years of gardening. we have a compost pile at the back of the garden where we recycle yard and kitchen waste. water is provided in birdbaths for three seasons. and the raspberry bed and even the daylily beds provide a brush area where insects can reside. fennel and wild carrot attract beneficial insects. someone in the area keeps honey bees and they like to visit. and just down the street is our county metro parks. all of these things combine so that we see quite a bit of nature wandering through. toads, worms, beetles and all sorts of creatures are attracted to the compost pile throughout the year. we occasionally see the large gardener snake. lantana and butterfly weed attract the flutterbys. all in all there is usually something to see besides the plants in the garden.