home sweet home
birds bring song, beauty and wonder to our gardens. native plants provide the insects, nectar, seeds, and nuts birds need to thrive.
in the greater Rochester area we now occupy land that was in the care of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy for generations.
the people of the Seneca Nation lived south of lake Ontario and cared for the abundant natural resources until they were forcibly removed. we can, in our small but connected way, return some of the stunning array of native plants with which we are blessed, from large shade trees to small flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials, native plants provide excellent sources of food and nest sites. we will then enjoy the reward - birds, butterflies, bees, lightning bugs and more.
native maidenhair ferns, astilbe and goatsbeard
"...chickadees need between 6,000 and 9,000 caterpillars to feed one brood of chicks."
Doug Tallamy - Bringing Nature Home
"...reciprocity calls us to honor our responsibilities for all we have been given, for all we have taken. It's our turn now, long overdue."Robin Wall Kimmerer - Braiding Sweetgrass
Eastern bluebirds need native plants to provide caterpillars to feed their young
step 1: consultation - site analysis, soil testing, idea exploration
step 2: research and design preparation
step 3: coaching on planting day
results years 2 and 3
when you install native plants, you'll find your garden becomes alive as your plants are visited by pollinators
sweat bee on fall aster
bumblebee on pink turtlehead
painted lady butterfly on buttonbush
you can help combat habitat loss, preserve our birds and help prevent extinction of at-risk species by installing native plants where you live
please email me for your personalized consultation and design appointment at: email@example.com
let's make a difference together!
the birds will thank you