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Landscaping for Wildlife
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Landscaping for Wildlife

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Presentation by Janet S. Davis of Hill House Farm & Nursery at PEC's Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Warrenton, VA on September 7, 2013.

Presentation by Janet S. Davis of Hill House Farm & Nursery at PEC's Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Warrenton, VA on September 7, 2013.

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  • 1. Landscaping for Wildlife ~Creating habitat with native plants~ Janet S. Davis, Hill House Farm & Nursery September 2013
  • 2. What does wildlife need? Shelter Food sources Protection Water
  • 3. Plant NATIVE plants! Create healthy habitat--
  • 4. Why are Natives important? • Provide shelter, food, nesting sites and cover for wildlife--birds, mammals, insects, aquatic life--and ultimately, people! • Essential to land reclamation, soil health and water protection • Create a “sense of place” • Create habitat !
  • 5. Habitat losses are enormous enormous Urban Sprawl/Development Current Agricultural Practices Over-harvesting for medicinal purposes
  • 6. So, what’s a gardener to do?
  • 7. “5 First Steps” • Mow less grass! Add layers, create hedges, “connect corners” • Control exotic invasives. • Avoid using insecticides. • Practice benign neglect...leave the leaves, save the snags, pile the brush • Plant a “Powerhouse”!
  • 8. Hedgerow Recipe: green + 2 Nectar-producing+ 2 Berry-producing+ 1 Thorny
  • 9. Inkberry, Ilex glabra
  • 10. Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora
  • 11. Summersweet Clethra alnifolia NJ Tea Ceanothus americanus
  • 12. Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis cv. Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium
  • 13. Virginia Rose Rosa virginiana
  • 14. Lonicera sempervirens ‘Magnifica’ ‘John Clayton’
  • 15. The Powerhouses
  • 16. Liatris spicata Liatris microcephala Liatris squarrosa Liatris punctata Liatris pycnostachia Liatris aspera Liatris borealis
  • 17. Rudbeckia triloba R. subtomentosa R. fulgida R. maxima R. laciniata
  • 18. FS
  • 19. Aster laevis A. pilosus A. puniceus A. novae-angliae A. novii-belgii A. oblongifolius A. umbellatus *A. cordifolia, A. divaricata, A. macrophyllus Asters, asters, asters...
  • 20. Wildlife benefits

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