Virginia bluebells are emerging from their winter beds as bloodroots cloak the woodland floor with their daisy-like bursts of white. The wild gingers are beginning to unfold beautifully sculpted, heart-shaped leaves and soon, fiddleheads will grace the fens, forests and glades with their graceful arcs, and our native Rhododendron will offer their gifts of fragrance and delicate color to beckon the first hummingbirds of the season. While these phenologies and alliances have been unfolding in similar vein for millenia, they are now absent from too many of our woodlands and natural areas due to invasive weeds, grazing by an overabundant deer population and disturbance.
Once floriferous displays of wildflowers have given over to thickets of Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose and Eurasian bittersweet. You can help by keeping your property free of these and other alien weeds and by planting and protecting native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for our native pollinators and birds that are also in serious decline. To paraphrase the emminent biologist, E.O. Wilson, when natural populations of any species become too small or fragmented, they collapse, and along with them the communities that they support.
We offer native trees, shrubs and wildflowers to assist you in your endeavors at restoring ecological balance to our eastern forests, fields and wetlands.
If you are in the neighborhood, stop by, or take a ride through our beautiful contryside for a visit!
Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132.
(410) 836-0500 Driving Directions