A monarch caterpillar eating the leaves of a Common Milkweed.
Whether your garden is a city lot or an acre parcel of land, establishing groupings of native plants preserves and even restores the natural ecosystems that were once prevalent in our area. Birds, butterflies and beneficial insects will make your garden their home, as you will be providing nectar and pollen for caterpillars, butterflies, and bees, and ideal nesting environments and abundant food for birds. It is very important to have plants that offer nectar and pollen throughout the growing season.
Native plants are better adapted to local climatic conditions, reducing or even eliminating the need for supplemental watering. If natives are planted in the proper soil and sunlight requirements, you will find that most are easy to grow - virtually maintenance free.
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are attracted to the orange flowers of Butterfly Weed.
The Great Spangled Fritillary is a long-lived species. They love Milkweeds, Joe Pye-Weed and Liatris.
All pictures shown are from Natives Haven's gardens!
A Red Spotted Purple butterfly on a Obedient plant. Many different kinds of butterfly species visit Natives Haven Nursery for the nectar and host plants.
Monarch on a New England Aster. This native plant offers much needed late season nectar feast for the butterflies migration to Mexico.