The critters will thank you!
|Hover Fly on Spiderwort
|late spring border of mostly natives with native friendly exotics
|Downy Woodmint/Blephilia ciliata
I've already started on my list~This past week I planted Dodecatheon meadia/Shooting Star, found Hydrangea quercifolia/Oakleaf Hydrangeas on sale, bought a marvelous native
Rhamnus caroliniana/buckthorn, decided to try an Neviusia alabamensis/Alabama snow-wreath and I haven't even gotten to the summer and fall blooming perennials! (earlier post)
Join me and let's make 2012 the year we plant more natives. The critters will thank you, but, I pinky swear, that you'll be even happier than the bees.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone."