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To Green Your Garden, Plant Native Species


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, garden, protection )

Cher Away
- 507 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
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.



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday March 1, 2013, 1:45 pm
A good garden center should only stock plants.shrubs that will grow well in your region.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
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!
 

Barbara D. (107)
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. (354)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:16 pm
thanks.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:58 am
noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
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. (66)
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 (702)
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
 
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