The Native Plant Garden of the Creekhouse is home to approximately 130 plant species considered native to Columbia County. Of course, we have not been able to eliminate (nor are we trying to) all non-native plants for the garden. But our goal is to showcase the beauty and ecological interest of under-appreciated native plants in an ornamental garden setting. For example, Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) grows very easily in a perennial bed, provides beautiful yellow flowers over several weeks in mid to late summer, and then poduces gorgeous red fall foliage and interesting-looking seed capsules which stay attractive into the winter.
The Plant List provides a record of the native plants that were growing in 2013 in the Creekhouse garden.
And please feel free to email or phone (518-672-7994) if you are interested in visiting the garden and seeing plants from the list "in person". We are also happy to share seeds and plants of certain species (list of seeds currently available) from the garden with fellow native plant enthusiasts.