Native Plant Spotlight

American lady butterfly

What’s the Big Deal About Native Plants? Why Should Gardeners Grow Them?

Echinacea blooming in a meadow What’s all the buzz about native plants, and why are they a big deal? After all, what makes a coneflower better than a carnation? Well, native plants have many attributes that include being easy to grow, and environmentally-friendly, requiring less maintenance, and saving money. The coneflower will be visited by …

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Wreath Goldenrod

Native Plant Spotlight: Goldenrod

This perennial provides food for the more than 180 species of caterpillars in North America and supports many varieties of native bees who would not survive without it. Goldenrod is especially important in the fall when it provides food for insects at a time when fewer flowers are in bloom.

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