Native Plant Gardening
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If you are looking for an alternate to the Bradford pear, we offer a list of 15 flowering trees that would happily take it's place! Get the Know How here.
Can a native species actually be invasive? Native invasive species are a hot topic in ecology and climate science. Learn more here.
There are a few wild peony varieties native to California, including Paeonia brownii (Paeonia californica). Learn more here.
Whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) is native to most of the U.S. and a great choice for native beds, meadows, and naturalized area. Learn more about it here.
Forget-me-not flower care is minimal, as with most wildflowers. However, this plant may spread to unwanted areas. Learn more here.
Coneflowers help to draw bees and butterflies, ensuring plenty of pollinators in the garden. Learn how to grow these native beauties here.
North American native flowers come in every size, shape and hue imaginable. The following compiles a list of our favorite top ten native blooms to include in your native plant garden design.
Click here for a complete guide to native plants of the Northeast.
From Ohio to Missouri, native plants in the Midwest include many flower garden beauties. Get the know how and list of long-blooming natives here.
Learn about a few great plants for gardens in the upper Midwest? There are a wide range of beautiful native species to choose from. Get the know how.
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Where I live, we have several official state plants. Yet it's the Ohio state wildflower which I find most intriguing. Read on for more.
Small flowered bittercress, also known as sand bittercress, is a plant native to North America. Click here for more info about this plant.
As a child, one of my most vivid gardening memories was being stung by a yellowjacket wasp. I still grow plants for pollinators, though.
I love all things scary, including spooky plants. We have no shortage of native plants that fit in that category, such as the cannibalistic pitcher plants, but one of my favorites is the Devil's Club.
Even if you like a neat and tidy landscape, click below on why you should allow some native, pollinator friendly plants to reside in a "wild" part of the yard.
Are you thinking about adding shrubs to support wildlife and pollinators? Click below to find out why the author chooses native plants in her new landscape plan.