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Going “Native”?

Caveats to the Native Plants Trend

Echinacea flower with a bee.
Echinacea flower with visitor. (Author’s photo.)

The native plants upset

“We want to use native plants.” This is a familiar client request. Promotion for natives has been trending in the news and other media for quite some time. But the advantages–and limitations–of native plants in the landscape are not often understood.

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Mary Adelaide Scipioni

Mary Adelaide Scipioni

Multi-faceted creative person, landscape architect, and currently obscure, passionate writer of novels under the name Mariuccia Milla.