What are "native plants"?
Native plant landscaping-
Designing your garden with northeast native plants starts with knowing your "site" conditions. When you garden with any plants, including natives, you'll enjoy the most success by selecting the plants that thrive naturally in the existing site conditions, for example:
If your soil conditions are dry and full sun, choosing native wildflowers is probably a good bet. However choosing native plants for moist shade probably isn't.
To ensure satisfaction and success pick the right plants for your environment and expectations. Answer the following questions about the area you’re working with, then click on and investigate the features of individual species to find the plants that will work best.
Determining the environment and selecting species that are native to that environment are the keys to both your and the plant's success!