Habitat gardening is gardening to provide habitat for wildlife ... but also to create a more interesting, healthier environment for people, too!
In Habitat Gardening in Central New York, we learn from Central New York experts and from each other about:
- how to provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other creatures
- good (and poor) plant selections for Central New York
- and MORE!
Meet other like-minded habitat gardeners … AND help restore habitat and native plants in Central New York.
Join us for our meetings and tours, learn more from our resources and newsletters (sign up below or check our archive), and take a web visit to Stewardship Garden, a local habitat garden, for much more information and photos. Our free native plant shopping guide in Central New York is available below.
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The HGCNY Native Plant Shopping Guide
What is the most common question we get from people? "Where can I find native plants?"
Now you'll know! Download our FREE Native Plant Shopping Guide (a .pdf file). It lists the native plants being sold by several Central New York nurseries.
We were pleased to see the great variety of native plants being offered for sale—many more than we had even suspected.
Please CALL AHEAD before you set out on your shopping trip! Confirm the hours the nurseries are open and confirm that your selected plants are currently in stock. What is available in May, for example, may not be available in July. Call ahead to avoid disappointments and wasted gas!
Highly recommended books
Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy is highly recommended! You'll have renewed appreciation for the role of native plants in our gardens - and for reasons that may surprise you. Now also available in an expanded second edition.
Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East by Carolyn Summers is a good complement to Tallamy's book. She shows how you can use native plants to create beautiful landscapes that create habitat for wildlife.