Why Natives?

We have been taught through gardening magazines, radio and television programs, newspaper features and nursery advertising that the industrial plants are the right plants to use and that if a place (soil, climate, etc.) does not support them, then we should change the place:

·Remove existing soil

·Bring in new soil

·Add irrigation

·Top dress with ornamental mulch

·Use pesticides and fertilizers as needed

The result is a rather sterile landscape that looks the same regardless of where you live.  It also is a landscape that unfortunately does not support our bird or beneficial insect populations.

Plant Native