The longer I garden, the more I come to appreciate the beauty, toughness, and benefits of native plants. They provide essential food and foraging requirements for wildlife and are often best suited to local weather conditions. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a native-plant purist. I believe that finding the right balance is the key, and in some instances, mixing natives with nonnatives (or close relatives) may actually enhance the benefits to wildlife.
Plants to Attract Wildlife:
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