Native plant garden success story video: Front yard inspires others

Published on June 29, 2012 by   | Meet Shirley Stark, a homeowner from Lemoine, PA, whose plan to transform a typical suburban yard of turf grass into an English country garden took a whole new direction when she discovered the impacts her plans could have on local waterways.

Through Shirley’s experience, viewers learn that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder: What we perceive as beautiful landscapes can actually be full of invasive species, while “wilder” natural natural gardens are diverse habitats that attract various insect and bird species — while also improving water quality in the streams that lead to the Chesapeake Bay.

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