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Flowers and Grasses

In recent years we have learned how important native plants are to our biodiversity, and conversely how harmful non-native invasive plants are. Non-native plants are crowding out native plants in our region. Birds, insects and other wildlife have evolved with, and depend on native plants for food, nectar, shelter and breeding sites. Most non-native plants do not provide these services, resulting in the loss of wildlife and declining health of our environment. By growing native flowers the number and variety of birds, butterflies, other pollinators and other wildlife will increase. The health of our forests will improve as will overall biodiversity, creating a healthier environment for all of us.

A native flower garden replicates what would be found in Lewisboro’s fields and includes such flowers as milkweed, black-eyed Susan, coneflower, asters (daisies, New England, New York and white wood asters), sunflowers, hyssop, Joe-Pye weed, bee balm (monarda), yarrow, goldenrod and phlox.