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PEC’s Backyard Habitat
Program
Got Habitat?
What does
wildlife need?
Shelter
Food sources
Protection
Water
Plant NATIVE plants!
Create healthy habitat--
Why are Natives
important?
• Provide shelter, food,
nesting sites and cover for
wildlife--birds, mammals,
insects, aquatic...
“5 First Steps”
• Mow less grass!
Add layers, create hedges, “connect corners”
• Control exotic invasives.
• Avoid using i...
Hedgerow Recipe:
1 Native Evergreen Species +
2 Native Nectar-producing Spp. +
2 Native Berry-producing Spp. +
1 Native Th...
Ilex opaca
Ilex glabra
Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia
NJ Tea
Ceanothus
americanus
Viburnum dentatum
Sambucus
Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis cv.
Blackhaw
Viburnum
prunifolium
Virginia Rose
Rosa virginiana
Rain Garden, Riparian Areas
Cephalanthus
occidentalis
Saururus
cernuus
Carex
grayii
Chelone glabra
Conoclinum coelestinum
Rudbeckia laciniata
Juncus effusus
Packera aurea
Structure & Binders
Schizachyrinum scoparium
Carex vulpinoidea
Carex appalachica
Familiar Favorites
Penstemon digitalis
“Powerhouse”
Perennials• Mountain Mints--Pycnanthemum sps.
• Blazing Stars--Liatris sps.
• Black-eyed Susans--Rudbeckia sp...
Liatris spicata
Liatris microcephala
Liatris squarrosa
Liatris punctata
Liatris pycnostachia
Liatris aspera
Liatris boreal...
Solidago sps.
Solidago caesia
Solidago rugosum
‘Fireworks’
Aster leave ‘Bluebird’
Eupatorium
Aster oblongifolius
Pycnanthemum
tenuifolium
Pycnanthemum
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery
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Got Habitat? Overview of Thumb Run Project by Janet Davis, Hill House Nursery

  1. 1. PEC’s Backyard Habitat Program Got Habitat?
  2. 2. What does wildlife need? Shelter Food sources Protection Water
  3. 3. Plant NATIVE plants! Create healthy habitat--
  4. 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. 5. “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 “Pollinator Powerhouse”!
  6. 6. Hedgerow Recipe: 1 Native Evergreen Species + 2 Native Nectar-producing Spp. + 2 Native Berry-producing Spp. + 1 Native Thorny “beast”
  7. 7. Ilex opaca
  8. 8. Ilex glabra
  9. 9. Summersweet Clethra alnifolia NJ Tea Ceanothus americanus
  10. 10. Viburnum dentatum
  11. 11. Sambucus
  12. 12. Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis cv. Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium
  13. 13. Virginia Rose Rosa virginiana
  14. 14. Rain Garden, Riparian Areas
  15. 15. Cephalanthus occidentalis
  16. 16. Saururus cernuus
  17. 17. Carex grayii
  18. 18. Chelone glabra
  19. 19. Conoclinum coelestinum
  20. 20. Rudbeckia laciniata
  21. 21. Juncus effusus
  22. 22. Packera aurea
  23. 23. Structure & Binders
  24. 24. Schizachyrinum scoparium
  25. 25. Carex vulpinoidea
  26. 26. Carex appalachica
  27. 27. Familiar Favorites
  28. 28. Penstemon digitalis
  29. 29. “Powerhouse” Perennials• Mountain Mints--Pycnanthemum sps. • Blazing Stars--Liatris sps. • Black-eyed Susans--Rudbeckia sps. • Goldenrods--Solidago sps. • Asters--Symphyotrichum, Aster & Eurybia sps. Hill House Farm & Nursery www.hillhousenativeplants.com
  30. 30. Liatris spicata Liatris microcephala Liatris squarrosa Liatris punctata Liatris pycnostachia Liatris aspera Liatris borealis Liatris sps.
  31. 31. Solidago sps.
  32. 32. Solidago caesia
  33. 33. Solidago rugosum ‘Fireworks’
  34. 34. Aster leave ‘Bluebird’ Eupatorium
  35. 35. Aster oblongifolius
  36. 36. Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
  37. 37. Pycnanthemum

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