June 15, 2019 • Heather McCargo • Ecological Landscape Alliance
A native hedge will bring beauty and vitality to your landscape. While a fence may be a great solution in a tight space, shrubs can be planted to create a “living fence” for enclosure, privacy, and beauty. Shrubs add three-dimensional diversity to a landscape and provide important year-round habitat for fauna such as birds, pollinating insects, and other small creatures.
June 15, 2019 • Georgia Hann and Russ Cohen • Ecological Landscape Alliance
There are many reasons to plant native plants in our landscapes, including to increase support for pollinators and beneficial insects, to boost resources for birds and other wildlife, and to stabilize habitats despite environmental and climatic changes. When the native plant species a landowner chooses to add to the landscape also feature human edibility, an additional layer of excitement and engagement is sparked. Not only do these indigenous gems offer the sensory indulgence of new flavors and textures to enjoy and discover, but they also offer a deeper level of food security.