Natives in Bloom: April-May
We're looking out for native flowers all year long. Dozens of native species are in bloom now and many may be good additions to your yard to support pollinators. Click through the slideshow to view.
West Newbury Garden Club named Citizen of the Year-
Environment group WN2 to install gardens throughout town
-Jennifer Solis Correspondent 3/5/22 updated 3/7/22
The environmentally focused group West Newbury Wild and Native — or WN2 — plans to continue its education campaign by planting demonstration gardens around the community. WN2 member Linda Schaeffer received approval from the Select Board on Feb. 28 to kick off the effort by filling an area near the entrance to the Pipestave Hill Recreation Area with a patch of plantings.
Also known as learning landscapes or teaching gardens, demonstration gardens can be designed to showcase native plants, trees and wildflowers and to encourage bees, birds and other pollinators to remain. Other possibilities might be a garden that highlights sustainable growing methods and techniques, or one whose focus is on a particular species for study or inspiration for home gardeners, landscapers, artists and others. A butterfly field is another possibility, Schaeffer said. Read more.
West Newbury Wild and Native is dedicated to sharing information and resources for residents of West Newbury to integrate native plants into their gardening, support pollinators and work to eradicate invasive plants in our yards and Town-owned lands.
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