If this is your first time handling native plants, you may have many questions regarding their growing habits and maintenance level. We’ve compiled a list of a few common questions regarding native plants to help you along the way. Happy gardening!
How are Native Plants and Non-Native Plants Different?
Non-native plants are plants that were introduced hundreds of years ago by settlers or travelers. Contemporary landscapers and gardeners can also lend a hand in non-native plant relocation, by purchasing plants from nurseries or out-of-state dealers. A native plant is a shrub, tree, or flower that grows naturally in a specific area, long before humans cultivated the land.
Are Native Plants Low-Maintenance?
With careful planning and selection, gardeners can cultivate a low-maintenance landscape using native plants. Because native plants grow naturally in a specific area, they take better to the soil, weather, and wildlife in the area. These conditions allow native plants to grow with ease. As with all gardens and landscapes, native plants do require some maintenance throughout the year.
Can I Gather Native Plants From the Wild?
It’s not recommended to gather native plants from the wild, and in some cases, you aren’t legally permitted to. Transporting native plants is a delicate process, which is why experts recommend that you purchase them from a nursery that’s certified in dealing and handling native plants.
Are Native Plants Endangered?
Not all species of native plants are endangered, but some are threatened or of special concern. If a native plant makes it to the endangered species list, they cannot be dug up in the wild without a special permit.
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