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Planting Native Species-How to Pick Natives for Your Space

Planting Native Species-How to Pick Natives for Your Space

Planting native species can help to create habitats for pollinators and local wildlife, may require less maintenance, and add natural beauty to a garden. Joy Boven, Perennial Manager at Bates Nursery, goes over the importance of planting natives as well as tips for planting and caring for native plants. Learn about unique and beautiful native plants for both sunny and shady areas, and discover Tennessee natives that will bring life and vibrancy to your garden.

 

 

Literature Mentioned in this Webinar:

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Wildflowers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians 

by Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, Duhl

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

by Douglas W. Tallamy

 

Locations Mentioned in this Webinar:

Beaman Park

Long Hunter State Park

Volunteer Trail, Percy Priest

Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area

Shelby Bottoms

 

 

Plants Mentioned in this Webinar:

Trees:

Platanus occidentalis/American Sycamoresassafras
Asimina triloba/Paw Paw Tree (host for Zebra swallowtail butterfly)
Magnolia macrophylla/Bigleaf Magnolia
Amelanchier/Serviceberry
Betula/Birch
Quercus/Oak
Chionanthus virginicus/American Fringetree
Cercis/Redbud
Diospyros virginiana/American Persimmon
Morus rubra/Red Mulberry
Celtis occidentalis/Hackberry
Carya tomentosa/Hickory

 

Shrubs:

Callicarpa americana/American Beautyberry

Lindera/Spicebush (Host plant for the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly)

Hypericum/St John's Wort

Fothergilla/Witch Alder

Calycanthus/Sweetshrub 

 

Perennials:

Echinacea/Coneflower

Monarda/Bee Balm

Aster

Solidago/Goldenrod

Vernonia/Ironweed

Chelone/Turtlehead

Heuchera Villosa/Coral Bells

Polystichum acrostichoides/Christmas Fern

Asclepias/Milkweed (Host to Monarch butterfly)

Iris cristata/Crested Iris

 

 

Grasses:

Grass Schizachyrium/Little Bluestem

Carex/Sedges

 

 

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