Welcome to groundcover Notes, our new blog!
Welcome to groundcover Notes, a blog from Lucia Terry, dreamer, designer, grower, and owner of Perennial Point of View and Groundcover.
In working this winter on a gardening workshop series, it occurred to me once again that the themes of natural, ecologically sustainable and sustaining places, of native plants sustaining native birds and bees, of doing whatever we can, no matter how small that may seem, to be part of a solution and not part of a problem, have become common and universal themes for our time. So when it seems that there is so much information, so much to learn, and so much to do… remember that it is all part of a whole, aspects of the same theme, and it really begins with you. Start Right Here with commitment and things will slowly change.
As we get closer to spring my focus on plants becomes stronger. From the workshop to the development of landscape projects, to the fine tuning of the native plant list for this season’s sales, my head is full of plants—80% of them natives! For our purposes we are going to define “native plant” as native species, and we are going to include plants whose range might be as wide as from Canada all the way south to North Carolina and west to the Rockies, though most are found in the Northeastern U.S.
Deconstructing plant labels, what counts as native, and how can we make a big difference with a small space? Stay tuned for more groundcover Notes coming soon.