September Plant Spotlight: Native Flora for Bucks County Landscapes
As the summer warmth slowly gives way to the crisp air of fall, it's the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your Bucks County landscape. One of the best ways to enhance the beauty and sustainability of your outdoor space is by incorporating native plants into your design. Native flora not only adds a touch of local charm but also brings numerous benefits to your landscape, from supporting local wildlife to requiring less maintenance. In this September plant spotlight, we're exploring some fantastic native plant options that are perfect for Bucks County landscapes.
Eastern Red Columbine
With its delicate, bell-shaped red and yellow flowers, the Eastern Red Columbine is a show-stopper that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. This perennial is perfect for adding a pop of color to shady spots in your garden. It thrives in well-draining soil and is a great choice for naturalizing areas. A naturalized garden is a landscaping technique that incorporates local native plants into the design and architecture.
Black Eyed Susan
A classic native wildflower, the Black-Eyed Susan features vibrant yellow petals and a dark center, creating a striking contrast. This hardy perennial blooms throughout late summer and early fall, attracting pollinators and providing a burst of color to your landscape.
New England Aster
This stunning purple perennial is a favorite among gardeners for its fall blooms. The New England Aster not only adds a splash of color to your garden but also serves as a valuable late-season nectar source for butterflies and bees.
Often unfairly blamed for allergies (which are actually caused by wind-pollinated plants like ragweed), Goldenrod brightens up fall landscapes with its golden plumes. This native perennial is an important nectar source for bees and other pollinators, making it a valuable addition to any eco-friendly garden.
If you're looking for a native plant that thrives in moist, shaded areas, the Virginia Bluebell is an excellent choice. Its clusters of bell-shaped, blue-purple flowers emerge in the spring, adding a touch of elegance to your woodland garden.
For those seeking ornamental grasses, Switchgrass is a fantastic option. Its upright growth and stunning fall color make it an attractive addition to borders and meadow gardens. It also provides food and shelter for birds and insects.
While not a wildflower, the Eastern Redbud is a native tree that deserves a place in your landscape. It's heart-shaped leaves and pink spring blossoms make it a standout choice for adding height and visual interest.
At Nurney Landscape & Design, we understand the importance of incorporating native plants into your Bucks County landscape. You can embrace the beauty of the region and create a habitat that supports local wildlife and requires less maintenance. These plants are adapted to the local climate, meaning they are more resilient and less likely to succumb to diseases or pests. Plus, their natural beauty enhances the character of your outdoor space.
Our team of experts is here to help you select the perfect native plants, ensuring a beautiful and sustainable outdoor sanctuary for years to come. Embrace the beauty of native flora this September and watch your landscape come to life in ways you never imagined.