Native Plant Finder
For a listing of native plants, ranked in order of their ecological importance specific to your county in MA, this will ask you for your zip code. Remember to plant native perennials in masses. Trees and shrubs have the highest value.
Native Plant Resource Guide
The Project Development Committee of the Groton Garden Club developed a flyer to provide information and resources to help you plant native plants in the garden. This was done as part of the Grow Native campaign, launched by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. As part of the campaign, the Federation introduced the Native Plant Challenge, which supports the Grow Native mission by doing the following:
Supporting a more diverse habitat for native wildlife by promoting the use of native plants on residential and civic properties.
Encouraging gardeners to work with nature, not against it, by providing places to purchase native plants.
Educating garden club members and the public about the important role that native plants play in our ecosystem, by providing informational resources.
The flyer includes suggested native plants from Mass Audubon-recommended books, and sources where you can purchase them. The Project Development Committee invites you to utilize this flyer as you plan your home gardens and the gardens the Groton Garden Club maintains throughout the community.
Resources from Design Lessons from Wild Landscapes
These resources were mentioned at the Trust Fund Lecture presentation by Toby Wolf.
Watch a video replay of the Lecture: Click Here
Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards by Sara Stein
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas Tallamy
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy
Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe
Invasive Plant and Conservation Information
Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List As of 2009 Massachusetts law prohibits the importation, sale, and propagation of plants determined to be invasive and a threat to Massachusetts habitat and landscape.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension-Garlic Mustard Challenge Training Guide See this link to support UNH’s fight against invasive garlic mustard.
Friends of the Tree Warden, Groton – for more information click here