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Native Garden Plants

Let Them Work for You!

Illustration of eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).Gardening has become an extremely popular leisure activity over the past years. However, there is a growing awareness that conventional gardening practices that depend heavily on pesticides and chemical fertilizers are detrimental to the environment. Many gardeners are now looking to create green spaces that are not only beautiful, but also ecologically friendly.

Because native plants are well adapted to their environment, they offer greater resistance to diseases and the ravages of pests. So find out which of the following plants are suited to your area, and let nature work for you!


A small pond would make a perfect home in your garden for aquatic plants that like to live in water. Moisture-loving herbaceous plants that need wet soil and lots of sun would do well along its edges.


Many meadow plants don't mind dry conditions and need lots of light. If you have a patch of soil in your garden that is open, well drained, and in the sun all day, meadow plants such as grasses and wildflowers would probably thrive here.


Woodland plants love the sun-dappled shade cast by trees. If you don't rake up the leaves in the autumn, you will let their nutrients feed the soil. The leaves decompose over time and add organic material to the soil.