A Path Into Natives

The front yard meadow garden in fall:  Aromatic asters (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) put on a show while other perennials go to seed. More habitat, less lawn.

My interest in native plants probably arose like it did for many of the VNPS readers. I fell in love with what I found out in the wild places; state parks and national forests and the scraps of nature on the edges of farms and developments. I was fascinated by the presence of those native… [Read More]