Please use this growing list of resources and websites for more information.
What is a Pollinator Pathway?
Visit www.pollinator-pathway.org for more information
Public and private pesticide-free corridors of native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for pollinating insects and birds. Even the smallest green spaces, like flower boxes and curb strips, can be part of a pathway.
Pollinator Pathway is an organization that encourages working together to establish pollinator-friendly habitat and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife along a series of continuous corridors. Most native bees have a range of about 750 meters, so the goal is to connect properties that are no farther apart than that.
Without pollinators, we can’t feed ourselves. Pollination enables the plants in our yards, parks, farms and orchards to reproduce. Pollinator populations are in sharp decline because of pesticide use and loss of habitat. Bee populations, both native and honey bees, have seen sharp declines. Monarch butterflies have declined by 94.6% in the last 20 years. Luckily, there is a solution. If we begin to manage our own yards organically and with native plantings, we can use them to connect parks and preserves, creating crucial corridors for wildlife. That is the idea behind the Pollinator Pathway.
Pollinator Pathway Resources (many more on their website)
Gardener's at Rolling Green Nursery
Established in 1976, Rolling Green Nursery is a family-owned business located just 5 miles from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Our plant nursery, greenhouses, and garden store stretch across 9 beautiful acres in a park-like setting.
In March of 2023, Rolling Green became part of the Gardener’s Supply Company family of employee-owned garden centers. Gardener’s is excited to build on the Rolling Green Nursery legacy and proud to become a part of the New Hampshire Seacoast community.
In Our Nursery
When shopping at our nursery, this NE symbol on signage means the plant is a New England native. Plants are organized alphabetically by their botanical name.
As more and more people use native plants in their gardens and landscaping, we begin to chain critical ecosystems and habitats back together, better supporting the natural systems evolved to thrive in our region.
Click here for a printable PDF version of our New England Native Plants list.
PLEASE NOTE: Available plant inventories may change throughout the year due to seasonality and availability.
New Hampshire’s Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines with Wildlife Value [chart]
This chart includes native plant species, fruiting period, wildlife use, and the wildlife species use a particular native plant.
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