Tag: native plants
Integrating Rain Gardens Into Larger Landscaping Features
Most rain gardens are standalone features. Consider integrating them into the landscape as part of even larger beds. These three pictures from my house have two rain gardens integrated into a shrub border, upland perennial bed, and pond. Can you even spot the rain gardens?
Talks and Classes, Week of May 17
Rain Gardens, May 18, 7 pm, Ann Arbor Rec & Ed The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 19, 7:30 pm, Huron Valley Chapter, Sierra Club, Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes, May 20,… Read more »
Talks and Classes, Week of April 12, 2015
Next week’s talks and classes: 4/14, 7 pm, Dexter Garden Club. “The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes”. 4/15, 6:30 pm, Plymouth Canton Community Education. Sustainable Landscaping. 4/16, 7 pm, Dexter Public Library. “The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban… Read more »
Native Perennials Springing to Life
Here are some pictures I took of native perennials springing to life just after the snow has melted. I often get asked, “What did you lose this past winter?” and my response is always the same. “Nothing.” These babies can handle our winters and have done so for the past 10,000 years or so.
Links to Interviews
Over the past couple years I have been interviewed on a variety of outlets. Here are links to these interviews starting with the most recent. Michigan Homes: How to Create A Socially Responsible Garden Check out my interview, How to Create A Socially Responsible Garde on Michigan Homes, one of the top sites for Michigan Realty,… Read more »
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better
What I mean by this is I can do (just about) anything with native plants that can be done with exotic species of plants. The reasons to use natives is ecologically clear. See the Native Plants page on this website for a short explanation why. If you want a longer read, there are many good… Read more »
Roundup – Villain or Useful Tool?
In my post Monday, I wrote about eliminating invasive shrubs and the use of Roundup as an essential tool. I’m sure that raised some eyebrows among you given the bad press Roundup has received in recent years and the emotion it elicits. So, I thought I would spend a little time and share my thoughts about… Read more »