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Find native plants at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

May 28th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

If you are looking for native plants for your garden – truly native plants that belong by heritage in your region and state – we have found a bouquet of information.

Novices and master gardeners alike will find a bounty of advice at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website, where they’ve the Native Plant Information Network that spans the United States now lists some 7,200-plus native plants.

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The upside of weeds

October 13th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler Our neighbors probably don’t love it, but we had another outbreak of wildflowers in our organic yard. These things happen when you don’t use chemicals. I must confess, it was the promise of mutual benefit that prompted me to leave these natives to thrive. They got to bloom, and I got to [...]

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