Native plants play a special role for pollinators in providing habitat for their own life cycle. We are all most familiar with the necessity of having milkweed available to support the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed to support the caterpillar that eventually becomes a Monarch butterfly. Other insects, including […]
A customer who has lots of coneflowers and coreopsis in his native plant garden recently asked me for a list of less common wildflowers that would add color to his summer garden, and I worked up this list: Asclepias tuberosa (shown above) — this is the midsummer blooming orange butterfly weed that goes well with […]
In Western Australia, a state three times the size of Texas, dry climate plants are the norm in landscaping. This picture was taken in a new housing development in the south suburbs of Perth, the only large city (population 2 million and growing fast).
Using native plants is one of the secrets of creating sustainable space because they require less care and watering. We know the shrubs, flowering plants and grasses that are native to this area. We have used them for the last 20 years, and we can help you incorporate them appropriately in your landscape design.
Those of us in the landscape industry are watching the Sustainability Sites Initiative recommendations