Guided by the philosophy of Lorrie Otto . . .
“If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar.”
Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.
What is a native plant?
Wild Ones defines a native plant as a species that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem and/or habitat and was present prior to European settlement. Read more…
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Benefits of Native Plants
- Native plants are needed for host and nectar plants for native pollinators.
- Native plants have deep roots which absorb excess rainfall and prevent water from running directly into our rivers and streams—helping to provide clean water for everyone.
- Native plants, instead of turf lawns, help reduce your carbon footprint.