Sunday, March 27, 2011

Native plants for your garden

Native Plants
The benefits of using native plants are many:  including low maintenance, adapting well to local conditions and attracting beneficial birds and insects.  
A note to the wise is to be vigilant in removing invasive species such as English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, purple loosestrife, Scotch broom, spurge laurel(Daphne).  Check online for complete lists, descriptions and photos.  These intruders crowd out existing plants and trees and prevent new plants from becoming established.

Here are some examples of native plants thriving in the waterside garden of one of our PIPS members.


media manzanita

Oregon grape, red currant

flowering red currant

sword fern, red currant, Nootka rose