Garden with a variety of native plants

Native Plant Gardening – A Trend That’s Here to Stay

Gardeners are increasingly turning to native plants for a number of reasons. They’re easy to grow, they don’t require a lot of maintenance, they’re good for the environment, and they’re beautiful.

Keep reading to learn more about native plant gardening and why it’s such a popular trend.

What is Native Plant Gardening?

Native plant gardening is all about using plants that are indigenous to the area in which you live.

Blue indigo plant in a native plant garden.
Blue indigo plant in a native plant garden

These are plants that have evolved over time to be well-suited to the climate, soil, and other conditions in your area. Not only are they easy to grow, but they also don’t require a lot of maintenance. For example, native plants don’t need to be watered as often as non-native plants because they’re used to the local climate. And because they don’t need as much water, they’re also less likely to succumb to pests and diseases.

Why Garden with Native Plants?

In addition to being easy to grow and requiring less maintenance, native plants are also good for the environment. They help support local wildlife by providing food and shelter. For example, many native plants produce berries that birds love. And because native plants are adapted to the local climate, they require fewer chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) to stay healthy. This is good news for both your wallet and the environment.

Finally, native plants are simply beautiful. They come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes, so you can easily find ones that fit your personal aesthetic. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant flowers or more subdued and muted tones, you can find native plants that will suit your taste.