Native plants help make this garden nearly foolproof.
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One of the best things about planting native plants is that they are extraordinarily hardy and easy to grow. This prairie-inspired garden is a catalog of plants that Midwestern settlers would have found when they arrived. False blue indigo, wild petunia, prairie blazing star, and Indian grass are just a sample in this varied garden. Like the true prairie, this garden enjoys full sun and tolerates summer heat.