Native Gardening

Native-tempStep into the world of native gardens with Eric Rohsler. “Right plant; right place” is their philosophy and key to success.

Native plants have evolved and adapted to grow in our area, so using these species helps reduce the need for irrigation and the number of garden pests. When planted in their natural conditions, native plants experience less stress than non-native plants, are more insect and disease resistant, and can tolerate harsh conditions.

A few examples of plants native to this region include Hepatica, Trillium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Mayapple, Lady’s Slipper Orchids, Asclepias, Cardinal Flower, Phlox stolonifera, Asters, Goldenrod, and Ironweed. Multiple types of Goldenrod, ferns, and ornamental grasses are also natives.

Native plants help with erosion control and provide needed food sources for pollinator species, including butterflies, hoverflies, hummingbirds, bees, and bats. Native species can also be planted in combination with non-native species to form a naturalistic planting that aims to recreate a particular type of habitat, like a meadow.

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Rohsler's Allendale Nursery
100 Franklin Tpke
Allendale, NJ 07401-2231