Exotic flora is exciting, interesting, and beautiful to look at—but what about native flora? Native flora is far from boring, offering a wide range of lovely and hardy plants that will thrive in your yard even in less-than-perfect conditions. Choosing native flora for your garden comes with several benefits, and you’ll be surprised just how beautiful a native garden can be if you put a little extra love into its design.
The idea of brightly colored, exotic flora can trick you into thinking native plants are drab and dull. However, there is a lot of stunning native flora you can plant in your garden for a beautiful and eye-catching aesthetic your neighbors will envy. Some plants to get you started on your search for the perfect native species are Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Firepink, Silver Gem Violets, and Dwarf Crested Iris. Not only are these plants lovely and vibrant, but they also attract local wildlife and turn your yard into a haven for many species.
A major benefit of growing native plants is how low-maintenance a native garden is. These plants already thrive in your native environment, so you don’t need to do a lot of extra work to keep them thriving. Tropical plants, for instance, are going to peak in the heat of full summer, but they’ll wilt early and take longer to bloom due to the colder environment. Native plants will typically look amazing for much longer periods and need a lot less care aside from watering and basic soil maintenance.
Support the Local Environment
Growing native plants gives a huge boost to your local flora and fauna. These plants can spread important seeds and pods, offering some necessary spread and nutrition to the immediate environment. In addition, many native plants will attract pollinators and other small wildlife to your yard. Firepink, for instance, tends to attract hummingbirds. Milkweed and Butterfly Weed attract caterpillars that will munch the leaves but then metamorphose into beautiful butterflies. The heightened insect activity will even attract birds to your yard, particularly when they have newly-hatched chicks to feed. You can sit back and enjoy all of this wildlife activity with a simple, low-maintenance native garden.
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