We began our journey during the 2020 pandemic. When our co-founder Derek was furloughed in March, he returned to gardening full-time. When he discovered a book about native bees, he became fascinated with bees and their impact on vegetables. The book opened a new world regarding native plants and their effect on local pollinators.
In 2021, after a significant freeze, he noticed a friend's shrubs and plants were dead, but the "farm" was thriving. He offered to redo their backyard free of charge using only native plants if he could use the photos in his portfolio. The rest, as they say, is history, as Native Gardeners was founded in August of 2021.
The farm is the name we lovingly gave his grandmother's property and where Native Gardners call home.
We live in a changing world that will continue to change. From tulip crazes to corn mazes, plants and styles come in and out of fashion. Our goal at Native Gardeners is to cultivate a gardening philosophy. It's a way of landscaping that allows nature to flourish while giving the homeowner something they can be proud of and cherish for years to come. all this while utilizing the most appropriate native and *nonnative plants for your yard. We avoid using toxic chemicals and pesticides that have become synonymous with problematic horticulture practices. We aim to provide a holistic gardening experience with personalized solutions for your long-term investment.