To help gardeners include more native plants in their gardens, we’ve hunted down the very best YouTube videos about native plants for the garden. These are the great-looking, great-performing native plants that are actually available on the market.
We don’t include videos about the benefits of growing native plants because that’s a tell-me subject that’s well covered in books and online in text. The best natives for home gardens is a show-me topic – a topic for video!
Californians can peruse the extensive playlists for more ideas: California Native Garden (12 videos), California Native Dry Shade Garden (13 videos), and Mixing California Native and Non-Natives (17 videos).
“GEORGIA NATIVE PLANTS” by home gardeners Daphne and Steven Roberts. Using still photos and captions but no narration, it’s still instructive.
“MID-ATLANTIC NATIVES AND THE POLLINATORS THEY SUPPORT” by a mystery video-maker somewhere in North Carolina. It shows actual video of bees and other pollinators and the plants they visit, all well identified. Fabulous!
“BEST-PERFORMING NATIVE PLANTS IN MY GARDEN” by Good Gardening Videos editor Susan Harris in Maryland. It uses still photos of 10 full-grown plants and recommends three “bonus plants” in the video description.
“SHADE PLANTS FOR THE NORTHEAST” and “GREAT NATIVE GROUND COVERS” by Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial. for the Northeast. They’d be even more helpful with captions (we’re big caption-boosters here at GGVideos).
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Use our search box (upper right) to find good videos about these native plants by name: coreopsis, joe pye weed, asters, garden phlox, baptisia, redbud, ragwort, and goldenrod.
Or put “pollinator” in the search box to find our growing collection of pollinator-plant videos, which recommend natives primarily but not exclusively.
Nudging Native-Plant Advocates to Make Videos!
In this guest-post on a popular wildflower blog, we show advocates how to make easy-peasy videos they will help more people find native plants for their gardens.