Native Plant Outreach
Native plants benefit our local ecosystem in several ways. Native plants have deep root systems that infiltrate rainwater, which reduces the amount of water that runs off into our storm sewer system. They also create habitat for bees and butterflies, and can be just as attractive as traditional landscaping.
Below are resources about native plants to share with your community:
Social Media Graphics
Landscape Design Ideas for Your Native Garden
Common Invasive Plants (and What to Plant Instead)
Plants for Sunny Areas
Planting in Shady or Wet Areas
A Garden for All Seasons
Tree Care Misconceptions
Create a Butterfly Garden
Celebrating OAKtober with a Healthy Yard
Garden Refresh: Designing a Native Plant Garden
For the Garden Refresh re-design at McDonald Farm, we created materials to inspire others to tackle native landscaping around their homes too. Take ideas from our Garden Refresh designs, webinars, and blogs below!