In the early days of public interest in gardening with native plants, there were relatively few choices available at nurseries, and the only ones for sale were the easy-to-grow species. If you wanted to grow any natives other than the common garden varieties such as black-eyed Susan, purple coneflower or Virginia creeper, you needed to hunt them down at specialty growers, from … [Read more...] about Optimizing your native plant options
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About Lorraine Johnson
Johnson was the president of the North American Native Plant Society and is the author of numerous books on gardening and environmental issues, including 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardensm, The New Ontario Naturalized Garden, The Gardener’s Manifesto, and City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing.