Celebrating Wildflowers through Education and Preservation
Friday, April 22, 2011
Celebrate Earth Day And Go Native...
Mojave Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
In honor of Earth Day, please consider using native plants in your garden landscape. There are so many advantages to putting in a native or xeric (desert) garden, including less maintenance once established and often, less water-use. Plus, they are remarkably beautiful and some species will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Of course, please don't try to harvest native shrubs and flowers from the wild. Most don't transplant very well anyway. Species that do adapt nicely to garden use should be easy to find in either seed or plant form. Just check with your local nursery.
The Wildflower Conservancy has been created to bring awareness through education to the importance of preserving and protecting our wildflowers as we actively and respectfully enjoy them in their native habitats.