Over the past year, we have started up our own native nursery to supply plants for our wetland mitigation projects. In addition to native grasses and small shrubs, we have been growing our own wildflowers too.
This month we did a little beautification project in front of our office and planted a mixture of native wildflowers that will be a source of nourishment and habitat for pollinators. We can’t wait to see this bursting with life in the spring.
Earth Tech Environmental is a member of the Florida Native Plant Society as well as the Florida Wildflower Foundation. These organizations do a wonderful job promoting native plants and educating the public on the benefits of native plants in your landscape. Here are just a few benefits:
- Native plants are longer-lived than non-natives and therefore more economical to use in your landscape
- Native plants are free of harmful pesticides and do not need much fertilization or irrigation
- Native plants provide habitat and food for bees, butterflies, and birds
If you are interested in having your own pollinator garden, we can help! We have an abundance of native wildflowers at our nursery, including beach sunflower, tropical sage, blanket flower, black-eyed susans, tickseed, porterweed, and purple coneflowers.