Native plants provide beauty while promoting environmental stewardship, and also offer food and shelter for native wildlife. Plus, by being adapted to regional conditions, natives are hardy, disease-resistant, and typically require less maintenance and care than some exotic plants.
Visit the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council web site for more information. While you're there, you can download their Landscaping with Native Plants publications, with region-specific versions available for Middle, East, and West Tennessee.
Get 'yer native on... and garden on!
blog entry by Mark Murphy, CMG
image courtesy of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council