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Tennessee Native Plant Garden

DIXON, TN Tour of a native-plant garden in mid-spring. With Troy Marden for Volunteer Gardener.

Native Plants in Michigan Gardens

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Smart Gardening: Lawns and waterfronts benefit from using native plants.

Great Native Ground Covers with Carol Gracie

NORTHEAST By EcoBeneficial with Kim Eierman Native ground covers are wonderful alternatives to lawn. Learn about two great native choices in this EcoBeneficial interview as Kim Eierman talks with Carol Gracie, naturalist, nature photographer, and author of Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast.

EcoBeneficial Tips: Shade Plants for the Northeast

NORTHEAST By EcoBeneficial with Kim Eierman Shady garden a challenge? Get some tips on great native perennials for shady gardens in the Northeast.

California Native Plants with James Maxwell


Georgia Native Plants

GEORGIA By Daphne C. Roberts – Georgia’s native plants and flowers

Mid-Atlantic Natives and the Pollinators they Support

NORTH CAROLINA By Melittology Nancy Video montage of native bees and a few other insects visiting native plants common in the mid-Atlantic U.S. Organized roughly by bloom time (which varies regionally).

Designing with California Natives

CALIFORNIA By Lisa Novick for LIFE – Landscape Integrity Films and Education Drought tolerant garden designed for year-round flowers, movement and life, drifts and patchworks, with a swale and sponge garden. © 2015 by Landscape Integrity Films and Education

Native Plants in Late Summer

ARKANSAS By P. Allen Smith When those long hot dog days of summer roll in, I find myself looking for a shady spot and a glass of lemonade. And my garden, by this time of year, is looking for another splash of color. You know, there’s no better place to look than to the North …Read more »

Native Plants for Shade

MIDWEST By horticulturist Melinda Myers Don’t let a little shade stop you from going native. A look at nearby shady natural areas and many of the new garden catalogues will provide lots of ideas. Understory trees like Amelanchier also known as Serviceberry or Juneberry, Pagoda dogwood, redbuds, ironwood (Ostrya) and musclewood (Carpinus) provide seasonal interest. Shrubs …Read more »

Mississippi Native Plants

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION With Dr. Gary Bachman In the woods and fields of Mississippi, there are beautiful native plants that are also right at home in our gardens and landscapes. In this state, we’re all familiar with pink indica azalea. But there are also several varieties of native azaleas, which typically begin to bloom in …Read more »

Best-Performing Native Plants in my Garden

MARYLAND The 10 Best-Looking, Easy-Care Native Plants in Susan Harris’s Maryland Gardens are: Black-Eyed Susans, Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Spiderwort, Joe Pye Weed, Golden Groundsel, Amsonia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Crossvine, Redbud. Plus 3 Bonus Plants! Excluded for lack of good photos are the fabulous shrub Ninebark and two perennials – Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red’ and Little Bluestem ‘The …Read more »