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Working with Native Plants

Gardening with Plants Native to the


Gardens designed with native plants can serve many purposes. In pollinator gardens, they provide nectar and pollen, nesting sites, and water sources for a variety of pollinators throughout the seasons. Rain gardens can slow and filter runoff, keep water on your property and thus reduce the need for irrigation, and can be used in places where other plants are unable to thrive. While the ecological and sustainability benefits of choosing native plants often take center stage, their ornamental beauty cannot be overlooked. Through color, shape, and texture, native plants can shine in beautiful gardens of any style—from formal to wild.