Authentic Long Island Native Plants and Tick Prevention
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There's many ways to approach natural landscaping, whether through habitat management and restoration, aesthetics, gardening for wildlife, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, beautification gardens, drift planting, and sustainable farming practices. Learn more.
Begin with a basic understanding about how natives have adapted to local habitats, from which you can then piece why some species are shade tolerant, whether they will do well in full sun, partial shade, or full shade. Why they do prefer dry soils, mesic, or wet soils. Additionally we'll provide you with bloom times, height, and tolerances to deer browsing, powdery mildew, and prolonged drought.
Grasslands, Old Fields, Meadows
Grasslands, Old Fields, Meadows depend on disturbance and historical uses. Variations occur in the percentage of native grasses to wildflowers, blooming times and height. Note: wet meadows have also been classified under freshwater wetlands.
If you want to create a low growing old field or meadow, select a Butterfly Milkweed, Maryland Golden Aster, and Little Bluestem.
Taller grasses can add structure, especially on property edges, but will dominate, so coplant with tall wildflowers.
Freshwater Wetlands are periodically flooded or saturated, with saturated soils most of the year, and with plant species are adapted to wet conditions. They can be bogs, wet meadows, marshes, swamps, ponds, lakes, rivers. Swamp Milkweed is tolerant of garden soil and likes sunny areas, and spreads by seeds. Joepye Weed tolerates shade and requires moist conditions, though sensitive to powdery mildew so prefers more ventilated areas. Mount Mints do well in wet meadows.
Tick Bite Prevention
We also sell tick bite prevention for personal protection. In the preceding link, you'll learn more.
Pickups & Deliveries
Plant inventories, listed on item pages, may not be up to date, so do check with us directly.
Find us at the following venues. Thought we do not ship, there are additional $50-$100 delivery fees (which may be waived on larger orders).
- Full Sun (6 hours or more of direct sunlight) - Partial Sun/Shade (4-6 hours of daylight)