Ecological gardening / Native Plants

Native plants which evolved in a particular area provide more benefits to wildlife than non-native plants.  Many insects and animals have specialized relationships with specific types of plants.   Monarch butterflies' caterpillars eating only leaves from milkweed plants is one example out of thousands.  By planting a diverse range of native plants, and using ecological gardening/landscaping practices, you can create Habitat in your own yard or urban environment.

Places to buy native plants

How do I add native plants to my garden?

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Where can I see native plants in the wild

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