The plants of our place: Native gardens are a boon to the environment


In a world of widespread development by humans, “There’s a huge difference in the amount of wild places for wild critters—a lot less space for them to live and less food for them to eat,” says Hummingbird Hill Native Plant Nursery co-owner Tim SanJule. Native plants are the basis of the food chain. Photos: Wikimedia Commons

Support C-VILLE Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years.

UP NEXT

Mack attack

Virginia is for moderates, apparently

Three debut albums

John-Robert Healthy Baby Boy Pt. 1 Nice Life Recording Company/Warner Records John-Robert’s musical ascent is the...

Day trip east

Sipping outside of town brings new craft beverage discoveries

PICK: Broadway in the Park

We hear a symphony: Beyond the wealth of live music that brings us outdoors in the summer, we have top-notch theater...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Mack attack

Virginia is for moderates, apparently

Three debut albums

John-Robert Healthy Baby Boy Pt. 1 Nice Life Recording Company/Warner Records John-Robert’s musical ascent is the...

Day trip east

Sipping outside of town brings new craft beverage discoveries

PICK: Broadway in the Park

We hear a symphony: Beyond the wealth of live music that brings us outdoors in the summer, we have top-notch theater...