Native Gardening

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    Digging Deeper Into Sustainable Garden Design

    What does it mean to have a sustainable garden? To some, it means having a landscape that does everything possible to support the local ecosystem. To others, the concept is…

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    Great Native Plants for Gardens in Northern California

    Many plants native to California—and the hybridized cultivars of those natives (aka nativars)—are attractive, easy-to-grow pollinator magnets, plus they have evolved strategies to survive California's long, rainless summers. Even during…

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    Tips for Building Plant Communities

    Understanding plants and their relationships to each other makes for a more formidable approach to gardening. Traditional gardening has often viewed plants as components of a composition without acknowledging compatibility…

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    How to Create an Ecologically Vibrant Garden

    Naturalistic garden design catches all the headlines, but until recently it seemed removed from the reality of most home gardeners. Yet no matter how your garden grows today, it can…

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    Naturalizing an Urban Garden

    Today we’re visiting Karyn Koski's garden in Toronto. I would really like to share my garden adventure. I'm a Canadian environmental leader in Toronto who embarked on a mission to…

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    Staten Island Blooms

    Today we’re off to New York City with Virginia Sherry, a plant lover and founder of the nonprofit Native Plant Society of Staten Island. Good morning! The native and nonnative…

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    Penstemons Native to the Mountain West

    I recently had the pleasure of taking a road trip across central and southern Colorado and Utah, exploring many of the natural wonders found in those two states. It was…

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    A Native-Focused Garden

    My name is James, and I garden in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. My focus tends to be on using coastal natives in creative (hopefully) ways. Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica,…

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    Native Gardening in the Willamette Valley

    My name is Karli Del Biondo, and I live in Milwaukie, Oregon, which is part of the Willamette Valley. I am a cardiac nurse, native gardener, and blogger. (Check out…