Native Plants Thrive With Minimum Investment

Native Plants Thrive With Minimum Investment in care, watering and seldom need to be fertilized.

Whether these plants be annual or perennials, ornamental or fruit bearing they are well adapted to your weather and soil conditions. After your imported plants, you know the ones you just had to have that you saw growing in yards and commercial landscapes while you were far from home on vacation have died. Local native plants will still be healthy, flowering and setting fruit.

Now is a good time to be collecting seed from summer and fall blooming native and naturalized wildflowers to be planted in your garden and home landscape. Time to locate and mark bushes and small trees that you can dig this fall and winter to be transplanted into you garden and lawn landscape.

When collecting native plants and wildflower seed, pay special attention to the location and soils this plant is established and thriving in. Plants located in shaded areas will not likely do well in your Full Sun landscape. The same applies to native plants that are growing in wet or dry soils. Don’t except a swamp/bog flowering plant to do well in a dry spot in your landscape.

With that said, natives are generally adaptable to a wide variety of shade, sun and soil conditions. Much more so than many imported non-native plants. The same rules apply to shrubs, ornamental and fruiting native trees.

Be kind to your environment, think adaptable, minimum supplemental water and fertilizer requirements of native plants.

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5 responses to “Native Plants Thrive With Minimum Investment

  1. I was just telling my husband we need to visit our Nature Center here and purchase native plants!! It is a smart move -great advice.

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  2. I love using native plants around the yard. My hedges are rose of sharon and elm. My shrubs are cedar. Any trees that I have planted are red bud and red mulberry, all baby trees that came up in the yard. Oh, my marigolds are in their 5th year of coming up. Great way to landscape your yard! Thanks for another great post!

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    • Grin … yes, yes Rose of Sharon’s are must have large bushes in my area. Junipers are great, but most ceders give my allergies fits. Eastern Red Ceder is the worst for me.
      Happy Gardening

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  3. I garden in British Columbia, Canada. My garden is in the mountainous dry belt that extends up from the American southwest. I use as many natives as possible as they can thrive without lots of watering yet survive out sub-zero winters. Much better looking that half-dead imports!

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    • Thank you for taking time to visit my tiny blog.
      With proper selection and placement I think natives make wonderful landscapes.
      Happy Gardening

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