Native Plant Resource Guide
The Groton Garden Club is participating in a Native Plant Challenge presented by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. The purpose is to bring a greater awareness of the benefits of planting native plants to the public. We are also providing resources to educate and help people in our community discover the great diversity of native plants available for the home garden. As part of the campaign, the Federation is supporting 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.
- Resources include suggested native plants from Mass Audubon-recommended books, and sources where you can purchase them.
- Native Plant Resource Guide
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.
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
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
Interesting Gardens to Visit
Resources: Natural Control of Pesky Invasive Plants
These resources were mentioned at the 2021 Annual Public Lecture presentation by Michael Nadeau.
Michael Nadeau, presenter http://www.michaelnadeau.org
Groton Invasive Species Committee Click here
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) http://www.omri.org
Flour Salt Click here
0% Horticultural Vinegar, OMRI Listed Click here
Citric Oil, foodgrade Click here
Weedwrench/The Uprooter (new name) https://www.theuprooter.com
JK Injection Tool https://www.jkinjectiontools.com
3Drip Applicator Bottle Click here
Blue Dye Click here
Biodegradable Dish Soap
Red Dragon Propane Torch – 500,000 BTU Click here
Goat Rental Companies
Central Mass Goat Rental: https://centralmagoatrental.com
Fraser Farm: https://fraserfarmcarlisle.wixsite.com/sheep