Around the Yard
Advantages of Native Plants
By: Danny Lipford
If you’re looking for low maintenance plants for your garden you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard. Organic Landscaper Rachel DeToro tells us that native plants are a great addition to the landscape because they are readily available and they require little special care since they occur naturally in the wild.
Local nurserymen or native plant societies can show you the species that work in your region and give you tips on their uses. However, before you dig up these “wild treasures,” be sure you have permission from the landowner.