Here at Let’s Argue About Plants, we’re big fans of native plants. Our gardens are filled with them, and for good reason: native plants are essential to the preservation and health of the local ecology. Aside from their benefits to the environment, many native plants are built to thrive in the conditions where we live. Today we’re talking about native alternatives to certain less-desirable plants. These undesirables might be invasive, or spread obnoxiously, or perhaps they are just prone to certain insects and diseases. For each, we’ll give you a native plant that is a far superior option. And don’t be fooled by our Connecticut location—we feature plants suitable for locales outside of the Northeast.
Expert testimony: Ulrich Lorimer is the director of horticulture for the Native Plant Trust in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Ulrich Lorimer is the director of horticulture for the Native Plant Trust in Framingham, Massachusetts.