Gardening with Native Plants in The Upper Midwest

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A native plant is one that naturally grows in a particular area. Exotic, non-native, and invasive plants often encroach on native plants, altering the ecosystem and sometimes harming plants and animals. Gardeners in the upper Midwest states of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa have a wide range of beautiful native species to choose over non-native plants. Why Plant Native Species? Native plant gardening is a growing trend. More gardeners and homeowners are coming to realize the benefits of choosing native species: They support and stabilize the natural environment in a region. Native species support wildlife, providing habitat and food sources. Many native flowers attract pollinators. They require less water and maintenance. Natives are particularly well-suited to their area and are better able to survive and thrive. Choose native plants that grow in your region for a successful, beautiful, and environmentally friendly garden. Iowa Native Plants These are just a few […]

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