When you decide what to plant in your yard and garden, choose plants & trees that are native to the Northern Neck – and nature will thank you!
Since they evolved with the birds, insects, and other animals and plants in the area, they serve as sources of food and habitat year round.
Native plants require less watering and are more effective in absorbing runoff and nutrient pollution. Moreover, they typically require less fertilizer and fewer pesticides in the first place.
So, help the birds, the bees, the flowers and the trees – plus the creeks and the Bay – by "Growing Native."
There are hundreds of species native to the Neck, and there are local organizations that are happy to help. The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is a great place to start.