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Native plants

are the basis of

our ecosystem

Root systems of Non-Native vs. Native Mid-Atlantic Plants. Source: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Root systems of Non-Native vs. Native Mid-Atlantic Plants. Source: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Improve water Quality

The deep roots of native plants allow them to be drought resistent so they need little supplemental watering.

Deep roots function to slow storm water run-off and filter water before it reaches the aquifer.

Native plants also require less fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides reducing the pollution in our waters.

There are incredibly complex and specfic relationships between plants and insects. This is a black swallowtail butterfly nectaring on a Lobelia syphilitica.

There are incredibly complex and specfic relationships between plants and insects. This is a black swallowtail butterfly nectaring on a Lobelia syphilitica.

Support wildlife

If you would like more nature- more birds, butterflies, fireflies, frogs, toads, bats, turtles, salamanders, dragonflies, hummingbirds, bees, pollinators - plant native. Native plants provide the critical habitat elements of food and shelter.

Native plants as the basis of the intricate web of life. But with most of Massachusetts and the Cape developed, there are not enough native plants “out there”. Our properties can help support nature with the critical habitat that native plants provide.

Spring in West Barnstable with Creeping phlox blooming! In the top tier, Native honeysuckle, Blue false indigo and Willow leaf bluestar are not far behind.

Spring in West Barnstable with Creeping phlox blooming! In the top tier, Native honeysuckle, Blue false indigo and Willow leaf bluestar are not far behind.

Provide a sense of pLace

Native plants have adapted to the tough landscaping challenges of Cape Cod. Why not use plants that thrive on Cape with less work and maintenance?

The beauy of native plants can be showcased with classic landscape design to create gardens that blend with the natural beauty of Cape Cod.

Create a Cape Cod sense of place, with native plants that create a haven for nature and people.