Why Plant Natives
Since many classic garden plants originated in Europe or Asia, you may wonder why it would pay to plant native species and varieties instead of such tried and true favorites. The practical answer is because they work. By selecting types that naturally grow in your area or part of the continent; you’re getting plants that are completely adapted to the climate, soils, pests and diseases that may occur there. This means they need less coddling and spraying (if any!), making for an easier-care, lower maintenance landscape. The birds and butterflies in your yard will thank you too.