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Native Landscaping.
Landscaping around a new parking lot in a nature preserve provided an opportunity to showcase the beauty of native plants but also their value for wildlife.

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Plants before volunteers arrived to install the planting.

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A combination of native perennials, shrubs and flowering trees create an extroadinary display of color and variety throughout the year.
The birds love it, the bees and insects love it and the visitors love it.


Wild bergamot blooms (Monarda fistulosa) drawing pollinators.

PLANTING LIST
Flowering trees
Canada red chokecherry
Red bud
Pagoda dogwood

Shrubs
Nannyberry
Arrowwood viburnum
American hazelnut
Common ninebark
Sweet spire
Spicebush
Black chokeberry
Bush honeysuckle
Shrubby St John'swort
Grow-low fragrant sumac

Perennials
Ox eye sunflower ( Helianthus helianthoides)
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Ohio spiderwort ((Tradescantia ohioensis)