Landscaping for
Wildlife
~Creating habitat with native plants~
Celia Vuocolo, Hill House Farm & Nursery
September 2014
Located in Castleton, VA
100% Native!
Landscaping
&
Design
Services
What does
wildlife need?
Shelter
Food sources
Protection
Water
Create healthy habitat--
Plant NATIVE plants!
Why are Natives
important?
• Provide shelter, food,
nesting sites and cover
for wildlife--birds,
mammals, insects,
a...
Habitat losses
are
enormous
Urban Sprawl/Development
Current Agricultural Practices
Over-harvesting for medicinal
pu...
So, what’s a gardener to do?
#1: 5 First Steps
#2: Hedgerow Recipe
#3: Plant a Powerhouse
“5 First Steps”
• Mow less grass!
Add layers, create hedges, “connect corners”
• Control exotic invasives.
• Avoid usi...
Planting a Hedgerow:
Think outside the box!
Traditional
Free form
Hedgerow Recipe:
1 Evergreen
2 Nectar-producing
2 Berry-producing
1 Thorny “beast”
Start with an evergreen…
Inkberry, Ilex glabra
Then add the nectar producers…
Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora
Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia
NJ Tea
Ceanothus
americanus
Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis
Blackhaw
Viburnum
prunifolium
Don’t forget the fruit!
Virginia Rose
Rosa virginiana
Thorny Beast!
Lonicera
sempervirens
‘Magnifica’
‘John Clayton’
Consider
some
vines!
The
Pollinator
Powerhouses
Top Ten
• Mountain Mint
• Blazing stars
• Goldenrod
• Joe Pye
• Asters
• Milkweed
• Black eyed susans
• Bee balms ...
Mountain
Mint!
Liatris spicata
Liatris microcephala
Liatris squarrosa
Liatris punctata
Liatris pycnostachia
Liatris aspera
Liatris ...
Rudbeckia triloba
R. subtomentosa
R. fulgida
R. maxima
R. laciniata
FS
The Goldenrods: so misunderstood.
Stiff goldenrod
Blue stem goldenrod
Dwarf goldenrod
Asters, asters, asters...
Aster laevis
A. pilosus
A. puniceus
A. novae-angliae
A. novii-belgii
A. oblongifolius
A. ...
Aster oblongifolius
Raydon’s favorite
October skies
Milkweed spp.!
What will we accomplish?
Re-building biodiversity from the ground up
Re-establishing relationships
Questions?
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Native Plant Presentation

Presentation given at the Sustainable Landscaping Workshop on September 6th, 2014 by Celia Vuocolo with the Hill House Farm and Native Plant Nursery.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Environment      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Native Plant Presentation

  • 1. Landscaping for Wildlife ~Creating habitat with native plants~ Celia Vuocolo, Hill House Farm & Nursery September 2014
  • 2. Located in Castleton, VA 100% Native! Landscaping & Design Services
  • 3. What does wildlife need? Shelter Food sources Protection Water
  • 4. Create healthy habitat-- Plant NATIVE plants!
  • 5. 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— Ecosystem Services • Create a “sense of place” • Create habitat !
  • 6. Habitat losses are enormous Urban Sprawl/Development Current Agricultural Practices Over-harvesting for medicinal purposes
  • 7. So, what’s a gardener to do?
  • 8. #1: 5 First Steps #2: Hedgerow Recipe #3: Plant a Powerhouse
  • 9. “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”!
  • 10. Planting a Hedgerow: Think outside the box! Traditional Free form
  • 11. Hedgerow Recipe: 1 Evergreen 2 Nectar-producing 2 Berry-producing 1 Thorny “beast”
  • 12. Start with an evergreen… Inkberry, Ilex glabra
  • 13. Then add the nectar producers… Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora
  • 14. Summersweet Clethra alnifolia NJ Tea Ceanothus americanus
  • 15. Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis Blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium Don’t forget the fruit!
  • 16. Virginia Rose Rosa virginiana Thorny Beast!
  • 17. Lonicera sempervirens ‘Magnifica’ ‘John Clayton’ Consider some vines!
  • 18. The Pollinator Powerhouses
  • 19. Top Ten • Mountain Mint • Blazing stars • Goldenrod • Joe Pye • Asters • Milkweed • Black eyed susans • Bee balms • Ironweed • Vervain
  • 20. Mountain Mint!
  • 21. Liatris spicata Liatris microcephala Liatris squarrosa Liatris punctata Liatris pycnostachia Liatris aspera Liatris borealis
  • 22. Rudbeckia triloba R. subtomentosa R. fulgida R. maxima R. laciniata
  • 23. FS
  • 24. The Goldenrods: so misunderstood.
  • 25. Stiff goldenrod
  • 26. Blue stem goldenrod
  • 27. Dwarf goldenrod
  • 28. Asters, asters, asters... Aster laevis A. pilosus A. puniceus A. novae-angliae A. novii-belgii A. oblongifolius A. umbellatus *A. cordifolia, A. divaricata, A. macrophyllus
  • 29. Aster oblongifolius
  • 30. Raydon’s favorite October skies
  • 31. Milkweed spp.!
  • 32. What will we accomplish?
  • 33. Re-building biodiversity from the ground up
  • 34. Re-establishing relationships
  • 35. Questions?

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