Incorporate Natives Into Your Landscape

Natives are a key element to any garden. Learn how to incorporate native plants and flowers for a tough yet gorgeous landscape.

[MUSIC] Utilizing plants native to your area can give your garden a sense of local authenticity. Understanding a little bit about where plants come from in the wild can inform how you use them in your garden. [MUSIC] Plants in the wild are social, growing in groups and community With similar characteristics and requirements. You can mirror this in your garden with a wide array of plants at many layers from the ground plane to the canopy. For example, many prairie natives like cup plants flower late and grow large. That create amazing foundations for the garden throughout the growing season. Ground covering plants like autumn bride coral bells, form a carpet of green leaves in part sun and full shade, that can eliminate the need for traditional mulch altogether. Also, leaving the seed heads of some plants, like penstemon dark towers Had surprising ornamental value long after the flowers had faded. [MUSIC] As a bonus, native plants attract pollinators and other wildlife, all the while standing up to the rigors of our local environment. [MUSIC]

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