Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery, a vendor of 50-pound bags of Bloom, specializes in plants native to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The nursery offers more than 250 native species of trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and more to retail and wholesale customers alike. All nursery proceeds sales support Blue Water’s mission for clean water and strong communities.

“As an environmental organization with a focus on water quality, we love seeing a product that not only helps to reduce nutrient loadings and close a loop in the wastestream, but also has the added benefit of conserving energy and reducing carbon,” says Nursery Manager Rob Jenkins. “As proponents of gardening with native plants, Bloom is the type of natural amendment that we like to recommend for use in urban areas with stressed soil systems, container gardening, suburban home gardens. . . all types of plantings in all types of areas!”