Native Gardens Make Happy Homes

Protect Your Home and Wildlife with a Native Garden

It’s finally gardening season again and with all this extra time at home, you might as well get to it! While you are taking inventory of your garden or planning a new one, consider adding a few native plants to your list. Native plants generally refer to plants indigenous to a particular region, but why should you plant them instead of non-native species?

What Are Some Native Plants to New England?

There are many plants that call New England home, but which ones should you choose? Just like with any plants, you need to take into consideration your sunlight, soil, and water availability. Better Homes and Garden has selected 15 of the Top Native Plants of the Northeast. A few of my favorites are:

If you need help finding some native plants, check out Grow Native Massachusetts to find a list of nurseries in your area that supply them.