Start A Petition

To Green Your Garden, Plant Native Species

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, garden, protection )

- 1939 days ago -
If you are starting to plan your garden this year, this is the time to ensure that it is truly sustainable. You can order seeds of wildflowers native to your region that will give you low-maintenance blooms next spring and all summer long.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


. (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 1:45 pm
A good garden center should only stock plants.shrubs that will grow well in your region.

Gloria p (304)
Friday March 1, 2013, 2:19 pm
Years ago I read an article about fights between neighbors because of indiginous plants. Some people still are stuck on that useless and polluting country club look!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:02 pm
We're so lucky to be out in the country with a bounty of wildflowers. We've added to them where we can.

Kay M (347)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:16 pm

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:58 am

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 4:23 am
These wild flower planting schemes can be so beautiful, and not just in private gardens, but in municipal parks and other areas. Did anyone notice the wildflower planting schemes around the Olympic stadia last year? They were absolutely stunning!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:10 am
Thanks Cher. Non native species often become invasive and/or require a lot of water. If you stick to natives you are helping the environment. Fortunately our property had lots of wildflowers on it when we bought it and I have a habit of "snitching" seeds whenever I can so have added a lot more, especially Queen Ann's Lace, which attracts beneficial insects.

g d c (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:36 am
makes sense...

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 4:16 pm
Noted and article read. Thank You for sharing Cher. I save all seeds from the year before and a lot of times do not start them indoors, as soon as the ground is a bit warm I stick them in the ground. Our town holds a seed trading day in May.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 7:10 pm
Not only that but also endangered native ones!

Gvapo T (22)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:32 am
thanks cher
I use only local/native plants/seeds
as well, I try to collect all the seeds so i may use them next year

Carol H (229)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:17 pm
noted, thanks Cher
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Green Lifestyle

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.