Waterside buffer gardens offer lots more than summer blooms (though they surely do offer those!). They help sequester storm water and road runoff, keeping unwanted nitrogen and road pollutants from public water bodies. Through the joint efforts of several organizations, a new buffer garden was installed at Lake Hayward, East Haddam, CT this year.
The gardens at Lake Hayward have only Connecticut native plants. Visit the site and get a Connecticut native plant list. Just as breast milk is best for babies, native plants are best for our native bees, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and more.
Hope you enjoy the story of Lake Hayward!