Pollinators are bats, bees, butterflies, birds, moths, beetles, flies, wasps, mosquitoes, wind, and water.
Lady bugs, praying mantis, beetles, eawigs, flies, lacewings, mites, spiders, thrips true bugs, wasps.
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Low maintenance: Once established, native plants generally require little maintenance.
Beauty: Many native plants offer beautiful showy flowers, produce abundant colorful fruits and seeds, and brilliant seasonal changes in colors from the pale, thin greens of early spring, to the vibrant yellows and reds of autumn.
Healthy Places for People: Lawns and the ubiquitous bark-mulched landscapes are notorious for requiring profuse amounts of artificial fertilizers and synthetic chemical pesticides and herbicides. The traditional suburban lawn, on average, has 10x more chemical pesticides per acre than farmland. By choosing native plants for your landscaping, you are not only helping wildlife, but you are creating a healthier place for yourself, your family, and your community.
Helping the Climate: Landscaping with native plants can combat climate change. In addition to the reduced noise and carbon pollution from lawn mower exhaust, many native plants, especially long-living trees like oaks and maples, are effective at storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
Conserving Water: Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water.
Wildlife: Native plants provide nectar for pollinators including hummingbirds, native bees, butterflies, moths, and bats. They provide protective shelter for many birds and mammals. The native nuts, seeds, and fruits produced by these plants offer essential foods for all forms of wildlife.
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I am a seasonal business, so I sell mainly from March through September or October, depending on the weather. I put signs out on the drive, the highway, and several subdivision entries as well as posting online on Facebook and the website when I will be open. It is usually Friday and Saturday 9:00-5:00. If there is a conflict such as an event I attend, I will not be open at my home.
It varies somewhat, but I specialize in natives for pollinators, especially the ones box stores do not regularly carry. I grow from seeds and buy some plugs, so my inventory depends on what grew or came in or sold out.
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Perennials and shrubs generally come back in the spring if they died down for the winter. Some are evergreen and do not die down. Some perennials are tender and come back only if the weather was kind to them. Biennials live for two years, generally flowering the second year. Annuals usually live only one year, BUT some reseed themselves, so it looks like they come back.