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Native Plant Week
October 12, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Join us for Native Plant Week October 12th-19th
Fun Fact! Sparked by legislation drafted by Audubon South Carolina, South Carolina Native Plant Week was first introduced as a resolution to the state legislature in 2017 and signed into law by Governor McMaster in April 2018. This resolution recognizes the importance of native plants and permanently establishes the third week of October as Native Plant Week in South Carolina.
We welcome you to visit us during this time to learn more about these beauties and the ease of having established natives in your landscape.
Visit Us Thursday, October 17th from 3pm-4pm! Laura Lee Rose from Clemson will be speaking about native plants.
Reasons to Plant Natives!
For ease: Native plants properly sited and planted are hardy and adapted to normal weather extremes.
For wildlife: Native plants provide food and shelter for 10 to 15 times as many species of native wildlife as non-native plants.
For wild pollinators: Native plants support wild pollinators vital for fruit production and other foods we eat.
For water savings: Native plants normally get the moisture they need from rain, while a 1000-square-foot lawn requires 10,000 gallons of water per summer to keep it green.
For air quality: Native plants don’t require motorized equipment, while lawn mowers, string trimmers, and leaf blowers emit 10 to 34 times more hydrocarbon than a typical car.
For beauty: In a world that is becoming increasingly homogenized, native plants help us blend our land and buildings into the surrounding environment, creating a landscape that is regional, unique, and beautiful.