Flower Hill Farm Native Plants and Trees
Native plants, shrubs, and trees flourish here at Flower Hill Farm but it is a constant struggle to keep back the invasive flora. The land we call Flower Hill Farm was opened up by both hand and machine in the clearing of brambles and invasive nonnative trees. In hopes of creating a more diverse wildlife habitat, opening the spectacular views, and creating space for native blueberries, we also had to remove many indigenous trees. This was a very hard decision for me, but some of the cut trees became fuel that kept us warm through many long winter months. Others were allowed to fall, and over the years they have become home to many species of wildlife as they continue to decompose back into the earth. With the land more open many wildflowers spread along the fields and butterflies and bees were more plentiful. The delicate beauty of wildflowers is always a joy to observed and knowing they also offer important sustenance to native bees and other insects makes supporting them all the more wonderful.
There are two pages devoted to Native Plants and Trees. Forest and Garden and Fields.
These pages are in progress and will be updated regularly.