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PECPEC’’s Sustainable Landscape, Aug. 2015s Sustainable Landscape, Aug. 2015
Got Habitat?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 Evergreen Shrubs +
2 Nectar-producing shrubs+
2 Berry-producing shrubs+
1 Thorny “beast” (Shrub)
Ilex glabra
Inkberry
Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia
NJ Tea
Ceanothus
americanus
Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis cv.
Blackhaw
Viburnum
prunifolium
Virginia Rose
Rosa virginiana
Rain Garden, Riparian AreasRain Garden, Riparian Areas
“Powerhouse” Perennials
• Beardtongues--Penstemon spp.
• Beebalm/Bergamots--Monarda spp.
• Milkweeds--Asclepias spp.
• Mou...
Pycnanthemum
tenuifolium
Liatris spicata
Liatris microcephala
Liatris squarrosa
Liatris punctata
Liatris pycnostachia
Liatris aspera
Liatris boreal...
Solidago sps.
Aster oblongifolius
Grasses are essentail!
25+ NATIVE PERENNIALS
that support
BEES, BUTTERFLIES & POLLINATORS
Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum
Purple Hyssop, Agasta...
Landscaping with Natives
Landscaping with Natives
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Janet Davis from Hill House Farm and Nursery talks about the benefits of using native plants in your yard.

This presentation was given at PEC's Sustainable Landscaping Workshop on August 29, 2015 in Warrenton, VA.

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Landscaping with Natives

  1. 1. PECPEC’’s Sustainable Landscape, Aug. 2015s Sustainable Landscape, Aug. 2015 Got Habitat?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 “communities” • 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 Evergreen Shrubs + 2 Nectar-producing shrubs+ 2 Berry-producing shrubs+ 1 Thorny “beast” (Shrub)
  7. 7. Ilex glabra Inkberry
  8. 8. Summersweet Clethra alnifolia NJ Tea Ceanothus americanus
  9. 9. Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis cv. Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium
  10. 10. Virginia Rose Rosa virginiana
  11. 11. Rain Garden, Riparian AreasRain Garden, Riparian Areas
  12. 12. “Powerhouse” Perennials • Beardtongues--Penstemon spp. • Beebalm/Bergamots--Monarda spp. • Milkweeds--Asclepias spp. • Mountain Mints--Pycnanthemum spp. • Blazing Stars--Liatris spp. • Black-eyed Susans--Rudbeckia spp. • Goldenrods--Solidago spp. • Asters--Symphyotrichum,Aster & Eurybia spp. www.hillhousenativeplants.com 540-937-1798
  13. 13. Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
  14. 14. Liatris spicata Liatris microcephala Liatris squarrosa Liatris punctata Liatris pycnostachia Liatris aspera Liatris borealis Liatris sps.
  15. 15. Solidago sps.
  16. 16. Aster oblongifolius
  17. 17. Grasses are essentail!
  18. 18. 25+ NATIVE PERENNIALS that support BEES, BUTTERFLIES & POLLINATORS Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum Purple Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa Mountain Mints, Pycnanthemum muticum, & P. virginianum, P. flexuosum, P. tennuifolium Joe-Pye Weeds, Eupatorium maculatum, & other sps. Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Solidago graminifolia Cardinal flowers, Lobelia cardinalis & L. siphilitica Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis Black-eyed Susans, Rudbeckia triloba Blazing Star, Liatris spicata & other Liatris sps. Aromatic aster, Aster oblongifolius & its cvs. New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata New York Aster, Aster novi-belgii Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata New York Ironweed, Vernonia novaboracensis Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum Golden Alexanders, Zizia aurea Rough Goldenrod, Solidago rugosa Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea Beebalm, Monarda didyma & M. fistulosa Blue Flag Iris, Iris versicolor, Iris virginica Old Field Goldenrod, Solidago nemoralis Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis Garden phlox, Phlox paniculata www.hillhousenativeplants.com 540-937-1798

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