First printed in the 1980s and now revised and updated, the 40-page Planting a Refuge for Wildlife booklet is designed to help a new generation of landowners attract, enjoy and conserve wildlife. Purchase one at the nursery ($4.99)!

First printed in the 1980s and now revised and updated, the 40-page Planting a Refuge for Wildlife booklet is designed to help a new generation of landowners attract, enjoy and conserve wildlife. Purchase one at the nursery ($4.99)!

Gardening for Wildlife

Wildlife needs our help. Human activity has changed and eliminated habitat, locally, and on the global scale, and birds, butterflies and other wildlife are pushed into ever-shrinking wilderness areas.

You can make a difference. You can invite wildlife back to your own yard and neighborhood by planting a simple garden that provides habitat. Imagine your garden filled with singing songbirds, colorful butterflies, flitting hummingbirds, and other small wildlife.

Providing a sustainable habitat for wildlife begins with your plants. When you plant the native plant species that wildlife depend on, you create habitat and begin to restore your local environment. Adding water sources, nesting boxes and other habitat features enhances the habitat value of your garden to wildlife. By choosing natural gardening practices, you make your yard a safe place for wildlife. Find more information on gardening for wildlife by clicking on the photos below. 

Bird Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

Hummingbird Gardens


Why are native plants so important?

Take a moment to watch this video of Douglas Tallamy on bringing nature home to your backyard with native plants.

Douglas Tallamy, Entomologist and author of "Bringing Nature Home". Uploaded by University of Delaware on 2013-05-02.

Grace Miller's Thoughts on Native Plantings for Wildlife

This is a letter from customer, friend and former employee Grace Miller to Donna on 6/20/16. It was written after reading a garden section from Tallahassee Democrat (June 17, 2015) which included 2 articles by Donna "Bring on the Birds: Native shrubs harbor bugs that provide primo protein for our feathered friends" and "Make a Splash with a Well-placed Birdbath". It also included an article entitled, "Coastal properties offer haven for birds" by Sheftall and Lovestrand.