Why Native Plants?
- Native plants are historic members of our local ecosystem and food web.
- Native plants host native insects, the primary food of birds and many other species.
- The seeds, nuts, berries, and nectar of natives are digestible, nutritious, and well-timed for local wildlife than non-natives.
- Natives don’t need fertilizers or extra water since they are adapted to local conditions.
- Pesticides aren’t required since natives have defensives against indigenous insects.