Synopsis: Gardeners interested in developing wildlife habitat on balconies or in backyards can acquire certification
Across the nation, nearly 140,000 garden sites from apartment balconies to farms have achieved Certified Wildlife Habitat certification through the National Wildlife Federation. The application for certification requires participants to provide sources of food, water, protective cover and places where wildlife can raise their young.
Food sources include plants – providing seeds, fruits, nuts, berries and nectar -- as well as devices, such as bird feeders. Birdbaths, ponds, water gardens and streams are examples of acceptable water sources. Cover may be provided by trees, thickets of shrubbery, rock piles and birdhouses. Good homes include dense shrubs, other vegetation, nesting boxes and ponds. Dense Salvias, including varieties of Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha), appeal to butterflies as well as birds.
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— Terry heslin
Amazing plants! At least twice the size of plants from other places. Delivery is extremely fast. Packaging of plants is unique...
— Greg Smith
I've been gardening for hummingbirds for the past 30+ years. Since my needs are so specific (and I live in an area where most of the best hummer attractants do not), I've used mail order suppliers almost exclusively. My choices have worked over the years - especially in 2005 when we were visited (in Michigan) by a White-eared Hummingbird. Prior to that, the furthest east one had ever been seen ...
— Melissa Pappas
I am a recent convert to being a salvia lover and I must say I LOVE browsing through the FBTS website which is wonderfully organized. You make it so easy to order, too. My first order arrived on time just a few weeks ago and I was really impressed with the packaging and the quality and size of the plants that were sent to me. Now it's up to me to keep them growing and thriving. I just placed an...
— Joanne Paine
You ship beautiful plants. They are large and healthy. I was so impressed that I gave my doctor your website information as he loves Salvias. I told that you had every one ever cultivated and he wouldn't be disappointed.
— CAROL MORENO
My third shipment of flowers arrived today with temperatures reaching 100 this afternoon. Kermit said they would be safe to ship despite the weather and they arrived in perfect condition. Many were blooming or in bud and all were very healthy and full. When I receive flowers from Flowers by the Sea, I know that I will be receiving the very best. Thank you for growing fantastic salvias.
— Janice Stedke
Kermit Carter at Flowers By The Sea is totally in a class by himself ! I have been a avid "grower" for 55 of my 81 years, always pursuing knowledge from nurserymen and growers. The CA drought took me to fbts, because azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons are no longer in vogue! The several hundred dollars worth of plants that Kermit has sent to me have been in exceptional condition, many rea...
— Gerald Czamanske
I'm in love with your plants and look forward to their arrival every year! They are always beautiful and healthy! Few people offer the selection that you have and I'm thankful for your website!
I was ecstatic last month when I found this nursery while searching for information on Canary Island Sage.Then, when I discovered that they had Salvia azurea, I just knew that I had to order some things.All told, I ended up ordering 7 plants the week before a big Salvia conference. When they got back, we sorted out shipping everything in one box.It arrived two days later, which happened to be ...
Have been ordering plants for 3 years and have never received an improperly packaged plant or had a plant die. Love their instructions and information about each plant. Have had to call on two occasions and talked to a real person who answered my questions. Love their website.