It’s always a pleasure to [video] tour a successful native plant yard

I think you’ll agree, this homeowner in London, Ontario, Canada (which, for your climatic reference, is farther south than Green Bay, Wis.), has done an amazing job of landscaping his yard.

midawdy | October 11, 2010 | My 3,000-square-foot backyard meadow in fall. Actually it is more of a savannah. The white flowers of Spring are long gone, the yellow of summer have faded. It is now purple and gold — New England asters and native grasses.

And note that the 140′ [approx] Eastern Cottonwood won first place in the Reforest London Tree contest for largest tree.

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Local government web sites increasingly advocate for ecological landscaping with native plants

quarryjoy | September 7, 2010  | All U.S. state governments now offer advisories promoting ecological landscaping with native plants, and cities are following suit. At this time, Franklin, Wis., is examining its official policy on the subject. This program has been prepared in an effort to put this topic in perspective.
You are welcome to share it with your local officials. ~ Joy B.
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What does a planned conservation community look like?

It can look green and friendly as does RiverBluff in Charlottesville, Va. But a community like this doesn’t have to start from scratch. We can revamp our existing neighborhoods to be equally eco-smart.

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Invite butterflies to your landscape with wetland plants

rexallanjones — May 18, 2010 — Dr. Jeanne Jones shows you a some native plants that are ideal for landscaping around your yard’s water feature.

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Splendor and ecology replace mundane and useless

SusanWrites — May 11, 2010 — A look at our front yard planted with California native plants. Two years ago this was mostly cement and weeds.

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Machines you should know: flail mower

When you set about turning an old field into a native meadow, a walk-behind flail mower can prove to be a spine-kind convenience. You may be able to rent one or hire someone who offers a mowing service. (Depending on the circumstances, fire might be a preferable tool, but executing a controlled burn requires some education, so you’re advised to get training. Contact personnel at your local nature center or state park office for guidance and volunteer opportunities.)

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Sincere thanks to those who attended!

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