Food and Flowers Belong Together
Today’s homeowners want plants that serve multiple purposes from creating a habitat for birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies, to encouraging pollinators and beneficial insects, food for the table, enrich the soil, even herbal plants that aid in healing and stress relief. Learn how to incorporate useful AND beautiful plants into your yard.
Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, Ct. Started in 1983, the Natureworks crews and retail store have sold and used only organic fertilizers and pest control products since the business began. Education is the primary focus of Natureworks. Emails, handouts, website, social media posts and web videos, articles for local newspapers and magazines, talks to groups and radio interviews all combine to spread the word about organic and sustainable practices. Nancy graduated from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Floriculture. She is the coauthor (with Marny Smith) of A Country Garden for your Backyard, published by Rodale Press in 1995. She is the author of Succession of Bloom in the Perennial Garden, self published in 2004. She is a former board member and past president of NOFA/CT and is currently on the board of the CT. Nurserymen’s Foundation.
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Learn the art and science of designing your food garden to include lots of flowering annuals and perennials. Flowers attract pollinators galore and create the ideal habitat for beneficial insects. Harness the power of flowers to create an organic ecosystem and grow more food for yourself and your family. Related