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Native Plants grow in woody areas and are also known as wild plants
Native wild plants are those that do not require lots of TLC. Mother nature cares for these type of plants. Don't forget your mulch and planting supplies, click here.
Native Wetland Plants
Native Plants can be both beautiful and important to the wildlife and conservation of urban, suburban or rural areas
Plants native to wetlands are found in regions of the world with waterlogged or saturated soil; every continent, except Antarctica, has native plants the grow in their wetland regions.
Wetland plants live and thrive in areas with unique soil conditions known as hydric soils. Soils classed as hydric are formed under saturated conditions that allow the growth of native plant species when flooded or covered by water for a significant period. In some cases, hydric soils and their indigenous plant species are capable of surviving when the soil is not waterlogged or saturated during dry seasons that reduce the water level at various times of the year.
By including plants that are native to a waterlogged landscape in a natural, or artificially created aquatic landscape the aesthetic beauty of the garden can be improved; species or birds and other animals are often attracted to these plants for food and shade. Other advantages provided by including native wetland plants in an aquatic landscape can be flood prevention and water purification; once established native plants should not require fertilizers or pesticides to stimulate or continue growth.
Why Are Native Plants Best For New Gardeners?
Native plants are a fantastic thing to use for new gardeners because you can track your progress and success rate. When you are planting in your lawn, you need to guarantee your success as much as you can. You can use maple trees, pine trees, and woody perennials that will grow exceptionally well. You can use several different plants that might grow well, but you must do your research first. Each of the steps listed below will help you grow native plants with no trouble.
Why Are Native Plants Easy To Grow?
Native plants are easy to grow because they are already attuned to the environment. These plants have been growing where you live for thousands of years, and they are not going anywhere. If a native plant is not thriving in your lawn, you likely have done something wrong. The native plant helps you check your growing techniques, and you can continue to build your garden with native plants that you know are hearty.
Trees Will Stand The Test Of Time
Maple trees, pine trees, and woody perennials are a good investment because they can stand up to harsh weather conditions if you live in a place that has a cold or bitter winter, you need to know that some of your plants will survive. Of course, you could bring many of your other plants inside. However, you need to leave trees outside that will be ready to bloom again in the spring. These are the easiest of all plants to grow. A tree in and of itself requires very little maintenance.
You Can Move On To Other Plant Styles
You can use other plant styles in the future once you feel comfortable growing native plants. Ferns are an excellent place to start because they can be grown outside or brought inside. Ferns tend to be very strong, and they are very colorful once they come to life. A fern should recover when the winter is over, and you also need to remember that most people who grow ferns will use them on the outskirts of their garden to help build up the area a little bit.
What About Wild Plants?
Wild type plants are intriguing because they have been growing in your area with no cultivation for centuries. If you have a creek or body of water near your home, you need to make sure that you have taken some of those flowers for transplanting. If you would like to have some more seeds, you can go to a local nursery that can sell you seeds individually because you want these wild type plants for your lawn. People who start growing these plants first tend to have more success.
These are the easiest of all plants to grow, and a native plant requires very little maintenance. You can make your lawn look beautiful, but you can check your growing so that you do not lose your plants the first time it gets cold.
Native Plants can be perennials, trees, shrubs, etc
Blood Root- A Great Native Plant
Botanical Latin Name: Sanguinaria Canadensis
Common Name: Bloodwort, Tetterwort, Red Puccoon Root, Pauson
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 6 to 12 inches
Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches
Growth Rate: Slow
Flowering Time: March - April
How Long It Flowers: 2 - 3 days
Flower Color: White to near white
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, average to moist, mildly alkaline to the mildly acidic soil.
Pruning: Not needed because they are so short-lived.
Flower Form: The short-lived, white flowers of this lovely plant open up with the sun and close by every night's moon. The leaf and flower of this perennial each ascend on an individual stem, and in the beginning, the leaf completely encloses the flower bud. The large, round and deeply cleft leaves grow along a smooth, green stalk. This green stalk is then topped off with the beautiful white flower that has a golden-yellow center. A lobed basal leaf often curls around the stalk and adds a wonderful bit of flair to this already magnificent plant.