3. Using Native Plants in Your Garden Makes You Kinda Awesome

Trying to create a more sustainable garden? Want to attract a lot of beneficial insects? Then you need native plants! Wondering what those are? You'll learn all about them in this episode!

Although we gardeners often pick plants based on their beauty (or the yummy fruit and vegetables they produce), the insects and animals that live in our yards and gardens have slightly different priorities. They need food, shelter, and a place to raise their young, and in may cases the plants that meet these needs best? Are native plants!

So if you want to create a thriving, healthy garden ecosystem (and you can learn more about those in Episode 2), native plants are a must.  

If you're listening to this episode before May 22, 2017, you can participate in the Backyard Ecosystem Challenge to win free access to my online course, Gardening to Attract Birds & Butterflies!  The challenge is accessible via The Earth Friendly Garden Patreon community for anyone that joins at the Apprentice Gardener level.