Public is invited to Wings in the Garden Native Plant Event October 29
October is designated “Native Plant Month” in Florida. The Hernando County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites the public to their October 29 Wings in the Garden showcase at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave, Spring Hill, FL 34606, which wraps up a month of events.
Wings in the Garden is an open-house style experience with friendly experts at separate stations so that you can move through the garden at your own pace. Please visit the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens on October 29 from 9:00 am to noon for this interpretative stroll through the Florida Native Plant
Demonstration Garden. Just drop by or stay a while. There is a lot to know about Hernando’s
Wings in the Garden Event will include Hernando County Native Plant Topics October 29
It’s Only Natural.
From the Withlacoochee to the Weeki Wachee, Hernando County has a unique diversity of native plants landscapes; they cover a lot of ground. The Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society maintains the demonstration garden within Spring Hill’s Nature Coast Botanical Garden so citizens can get to know our native plants better.
Pollinators need our help.
We need pollinators, and they need us. Many pollinators are in decline due to loss of habitat and the plants that they depend on for food. A grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation helped to add many Florida wildflowers to nurture our native pollinator populations – the wings in our garden. We’ll show you wildflowers you can plant in your yard to support butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Best plants for your place.
Several areas of the Native Plant Garden feature plant species that are found in the sandhill and hammock ecosystems of Hernando County. At this event you will see how you can bring the natural beauty of the Nature Coast into your yard by planting native plants that work best for the conditions on your site. Best yet, you provide a home for birds and butterflies.
Repel the invaders!
Imported invasive plant species are attacking Hernando County’s native plant populations, covering them up, pushing them out. In the garden, chapter volunteers fight to control several of these invasive plants. At this event, we will highlight several of these nasty species so that you can identify them and start to control them in your own yard.
Whether you are home gardener or more at home in the field, the Hernando County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has information for you! For more information on us, please visit http://www.hcfnps.org/.
See you in the Garden on October 29!
More about Nature Coast Botanical Gardens can be found in our feature story here.