New videos show native landscapes for beaches | Coastal Review

The red bouquet tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Photo – Joe Prussa / NC Parks and Recreation Room

Three videos highlighting the beauty of various local plants, their main features, and developmental needs such as pollen attraction and drought tolerance are now available along the coastal landscape initiative.

“We have selected species that are suitable for a variety of coastal landscapes,” said Gloria Nam, a North Carolina Sea Grant Coastal Resources and Community Specialist and Project Leader. We hope that these videos will help home gardeners and landscape professionals buy these species in local nurseries and incorporate them into their nests.

A video is available on YouTube to promote the “Native Plant Choice – North Carolina” series featuring native plants suitable for coastal landscapes. The first three videos are on the North Carolina Sea Grant YouTube site and include red buckwheat, a small red tree with red flowers, an American strawberry, a wonderful purple fruit bush, and sweet pepper, with a fragrant white flower.

Future videos in the Native Plant series will feature additional shrubs and trees, as well as annual flowers and grass species.

“Our team has narrowed down the list of dozens of plants that have been identified for a few key reasons,” says Kathy Mitchell, a gardener at the beaches. The series really has something for everyone.

The videos go from initiative to number of free resources. Other materials include a collection of 10 landscape design templates, as well as a convenient booklet and brochure with 34 local plants growing along the coast. Those products are available in print as well as online.

“CLI members want to help people choose plants that are naturally adapted to the harsh conditions on the coast – strong sun and wind, dry, sandy soil, and salty air and water,” said Put Tanam. You can improve your ecology while reducing maintenance costs by incorporating local plants into your landscape.

The initiative is a partnership between North Carolina Sea Grant and non-profit organizations, universities and state and federal agencies to create a “beautiful, affordable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly” North Carolina landscape. , According to Sea Grant.

The Indigenous Plant Peak Video Group also includes Rachel Well, a gardener at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Emily Morrison, Consumer Vegetable Extension Agency; Conservationist Freddie Piron NC Aquarium on the shores of Pin Knoll; Charlie Winterbayer, co-chair of the NC Indigenous Plant Association of Southeast Coast, and Julie Libach, North Carolina Marine Grant Science Secretary. Sea Grant Scott Baker produced the videos with the help of videographer Neon Moore.

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