Grow Native

Read this Informative Article  on Using Native Plants 

You may have heard the term “native plant” or seen the label “native” on plant tags at local nurseries.  But what does that really mean?  Understanding what makes a plant native requires a deeper scientific dive into the specifics of what determines whether a plant is indigenous to our area.  Read More>

Native Plants for Southeast Virginia 

This 72 page guide is a wonderful source for finding native plants to add to your landscape. It features photos and descriptions of a variety of perennials, groundcovers, ferns, vines, grasses, shrubs and trees as well as many landscaping ideas. Click to access this guide.

Selecting Plants for Pollinators - A  Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers and Gardeners. 

This is the link to a Regional 24 page guide designed to provide information on how individuals can influence pollinator populations through the choices they make. You will find in helpful in identifying pollinators, choosing the best plants to provide pollen and providing shelter and water for them.


Fall Planting using Native Shrubs

This is the link to a wonderful guide to use when you are choosing native shrubs for your fall planting. 


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