#Gardening and Agriculture #Invasive Species #Native Landscaping #Native Plants
When growing food or choosing plants, shrubs, and trees for your garden and landscaping, there are an overwhelming number of options. A good rule of thumb to bolster chances for survival in changing weather patterns is to stick with the varieties that are native to your area and provide specific resources for the wildlife and various creatures who have also adapted to the traditional local flora. It is tempting to add exotic colorful species from far-flung ecosystems; however, that is also the way many invasive species came to dominate (and decimate the local species) all around the world. Find out what native species are edible in your zone and double your pleasure by supporting the local ecology while sustaining yourself.