I did my part yesterday in helping to save the environment. I spent 4 hours in the woods with 5 wonderful people, digging native plants to save them from the bulldozer. This is one of my passions. I collected ferns, native magnolias, tiarella, rattlesnake plantain, climbing hydrangea, fly poison, and Jack in the Pulpit. A few of these will find their way into my garden. Others will be planted on the Buffalo Creek Trail. And some will be sold at the Native Plant Society workshop on Sept. 21. We may not be able to stop the progress (a new reservoir), but we’ll be doing our small part in minimizing the damage to our native plants.
It took almost 2 hours to pot up all those 200+ plants, but that’s a good way to spend my time. It’s been over a month since our last rescue, and I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms. I’m planning to go on at least two more in Sept., so if you have a passion for native plants, why don’t you join me?