Did you know that bluets (Houstonia caerulea) have two types of flowers?
After we learned that we zoomed into our 200+ bluet photos. And we actually found them both.
See them both in our spring photogallery and select bluets: spring photo gallery or go directly to the photo-page: bluets
The “DOT Native Plants Bill” -- S-2004 / A-3305
If enacted, this bill will require the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the NJ Turnpike Authority (which includes the Garden State Parkway), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority to use ONLY NATIVE PLANTS for landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration on the 2,800 miles highways they manage in New Jersey.
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Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.
We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.
New Jersey's diversity of habitat, in concert with four distinct seasons, blesses our state with botanical variety. From the stirrings of spring ephemerals through the forest litter, to the abundance for summer pollinator plants, to the turning of deciduous leaves, and then to the berries of winter, each season adorns Jersey with a wonderful display of flora.
View the galleries of plants from around the year featuring the photography of Native Plant Society members, or watch a slide show of flowering plants and their insect partners, courtesy of Nancy Lee Adamson.
Join the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, and become a part of the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.
Throughout the year, our chapters sponsor lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introductions to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more.
Find your local chapter and become a part of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey today!
Our renowned Rain Garden Manual is New Jersey's premier guide to designing, installing, and maintaining this wonderful garden type. With rain gardens, you will enjoy the low maintenance, small ecological footprint, and beauty of New Jersey's unique native plants.
Visit our Rain Garden Page to download a FREE COPY of New Jersey's premier Rain Garden manual.