If it is wild to your own heart. Protect it. Preserve it. Love it. And fight for it. Rick Bass
By: calpoppy , 9:43 PM GMT on February 09, 2014
Wouldn’t it be nice to have beautiful plants in your yard that take the cold, heat, wind, drought, floods and anything else that your area can drum up and live through it!! Plants that you don’t have to fuss over, change out the existing soil , water constantly, protect from the wind, fertilize , and generally make an entirely new environment for the plant. If this sounds appealing to you then GO NATIVE!
We have always had a great deal of natives but now we are going into it all out! I have seeds sprouting in the greenhouse of Desert Holly, Feathery Dalea, Virgins bower, and Wolfberry (not Goji berry), I have planted Holly leaf cherry, and Nevins barberry, Western Redbud, Desert Willow, Indian Rice grass, California Wild Lilac, and I am looking for many others. We plan to reduce our water use by at least 20% if not more.
Pictures of some California native plants.
Theodore Payne Foundation garden.
The wildlife in your area have survived on the native plants long before you came around with birdseed and other wildlife food. The plants have evolved in your area and have seen many different weather conditions and have survived without your help.
Here are some links to resources in your state or country that will help you find native plant nurseries.
For those of you in Texas Link
For South Carolina Link
For Virginia Link
The UK! Link
British Columbia Link
Now for Cali
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