Nature Coast Botanical Garden/ Wings in the Garden
You are cordially invited to the Hernando Chapter’s Wings in the Garden on October 29, 2021, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. If this is your first visit, look for signs to direct you to the Native Plant Garden within the larger botanical garden area. Wings in the Garden is an open-house style event with speakers located at separate stations so that you can move through at your own pace.
The buzz on pollinators. The populations of many pollinators have declined due to loss of habitat and the plants that they depend on for food. We’ll highlight native wildflowers you can plant in your yard to attract and support butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Attracting wildlife. Wildlife requires cover, food and water, and depends on native grasses, shrubs and trees to help provide. You can plan to attract and protect the birds and bunnies through creating natural areas for biodiversity to thrive and achieve its natural balance. The garden provides examples.
The right plant for the right place. Several areas of the Native Plant Garden feature plant species that are found growing in the sandhill and hammock ecosystems of Hernando County. At this event you will find out how you can bring the natural beauty of the Nature Coast into your home landscape and learn about native species that may work best for the conditions on your site.
Members Vince Morris (left) and Jason LaRoche (right) describe Hernando’s sandhill plant communities and the conditions that maintain them at 2021’s Wings in the Garden.
Imported plant invaders. One of the major issues impacting Hernando County’s native plant populations is the encroachment of imported invasive plant species. In the garden, Chapter volunteers wage a constant battle to control several invaders. At this event, we will highlight some of these nasty invasive plants so that you can identify them and start to control them on your property.
We hope to see you in the Garden on October 29rd.