Charlotte Reemts, vegetation ecologist with The Nature Conservancy in Texas
By Charlotte Reemts
I love traveling — visiting new places gives me a chance to meet new people, try new foods and live like the locals do.
And I garden the same way I travel, doing what the locals do — "going native," if you will. Only in this case, the “locals” are local ecosystems.
Gardening with plants native to your area has many advantages:
Remember: Wherever you grow, going native is best!
The opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not represent those of The Nature Conservancy.March 08, 2011