It has always amazed us how difficult it is to find native plants at local nurseries. From a practical standpoint, it is logical that the plant species that originally grew in specific local areas are the ones that will do the best. There are many other reasons to consider natives – too many to list here. Unfortunately, it seems that local nurseries rarely focus on natives, consistently defaulting to sexy exotics to catch the eye of their unsuspecting shoppers.
The good news is that Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery is THE source for Mid-Atlantic natives. Even better – shopping opens this Saturday.
Check it out here.