“What should I plant?” is the most frequent question I receive from people who are interested in creating habitat for wildlife in their gardens. For all of you who have the same question and want to discover how to choose the best plants for your Ecosystem Garden, I have some answers for you. You may want to bookmark this page because new articles will be added regularly. Read on….
The Top 10 Best Woody Plants for Your Ecosystem Garden–you get a big bang for your buck by planting trees and shrubs with the highest wildlife value.
The Top 10 Best Herbaceous Plants for Your Ecosystem Garden–choose from these favorites and create a beautiful butterfly garden.
Native Plant Nurseries of the US and Canada–a guide to finding the best native plant nursery near your garden.
Designing Any Garden Style with Native Plants–my podcast with Carolyn Summers, author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East show how to design any style of garden at all with native plants.
What Makes a Plant Invasive? The First Lesson in What NOT to Plant–invasive plants are destroying wildlife habitat and wreaking havoc in native ecosystems.
Throw Away the USDA Hardiness Map, the Second Lesson in What NOT to Plant–learn how to discover which plants are locally native and most appropriate for your garden.
Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants–finding the best native plants to replace those nasty invasives is easy with this guide.
Introducing the Sibley Guide to Trees–getting to know your local native trees
Bringing Nature Home to Your Ecosystem Garden–Doug Tallamy explains why native plants are crucial in creating habitats for wildlife in your garden.
Check out my new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week, teaching you to garden sustainably, conserve natural resources, and create welcoming habitat for wildlife in your garden.
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