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Natives vs. Aliens

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I’m sure you all have heard discussions over the past couple of years about native plants. Rick Darke’s book, The American Woodland Garden, made a convincing case for creating a deciduous native woodland garden. And alot of us have read articles on the reasons for planting natives: they create biodiversity and good air quality, use less water and pesticides, their root systems are stronger, and of course, there are aesthetic reasons for using plant material that is indigenous to the area where you live. Continue Reading →

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