Beautify Your Surroundings

Interested in establishing a formal native garden? Check out formal native garden plans for sun and shade developed by Scott Woodbury, horticulturist at Shaw Nature Reserve (designed by Janice Wiese-Fales). Here you will also find an accompanying article and audio files providing information about the plants and their maintenance requirements.
Grow Native! Front Yard Formal Sun Native Garden Plan
Grow Native! Front Yard Formal Shade Native Garden Plan

Find ideas for designing native plant gardens with these other Grow Native! Landscape Plans.

Learn how to create beautiful combinations in your native landscape in this Winning Native Plant Combinations article by Carol Davit.

"Plant it and they will come." Native plants provide many ecological benefits. Learn more in this article by Scott Woodbury.

Going native doesn't mean you have to rip out all of your existing non-native landscaping. Read about Integrating Natives into a Non-native, Traditional Landscape in this article by Alan Branhagen.

Balancing "wild" and "tame" in home landscapes can be tricky. Read about it here in this article by Cindy Gilberg.