While there are many sound environmental reasons to use native plants in your landscape, one of the most compelling is that their beauty nourishes our spirits. Blazing red sumac in autumn, vibrant orange butterfly milkweed in summer, the flush of lavender spiderwort in spring, gold-plumed Indian grass above the winter snows all refresh and inspire.
In the Photo Gallery, you'll see strikingly beautiful native plants in context — in natural and landscape settings, in combination with other plants, and with other forms of life. Expect some photographic surprises from time to time! Enjoy!
Here are a few design ideas for small and large spaces. They offer the trademark beauty of a prairie garden -- changing colors and textures throughout spring, summer and fall. In the winter, seedheads are a pleasant reminder of what was, and contain the promise of what will be.