Wise planting results in easier gardening in the long run. When selecting plants also consider local challenges like deer and invasives. Regretfully, not many landscapers today are aware of the wide range of possibilities of plants, and don’t always know how to care for them.
Native plants, shrubs and trees have developed over thousands of years, evolving alongside insects and animals. Native plants are naturally adapted to sustain local weather and soil conditions. They also perform the vital function of providing a food source or breeding habitat for important native pollinators, some of whom, like the Monarch butterfly, are very plant specific.