Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Garden Professors on Maintaining Native Plantings

Last month on the Garden Professors Blog, Linda Chalker-Scott pleaded with people who are planting native plants to give them the care they need to become established. We talked about it here.  This time Bert Cregg shows what happens when a native habitat is not given enough initial maintenance:
Restoration ecologists--you need us! Part 2.

"There seems to be a pervasive notion that if we plant natives all we have to do is stick them in the ground and walk away. They’re native, right? Don’t need irrigation; don’t need fertilizer; all that good jazz. Well, often there is lot more to it than that. ..."

While this is not Florida flora, it's still a good lesson.  Just substitute your own weed species that might spoil the effect.

Ginny Stibolt

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