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Old 04-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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GARDEN DOCTORS: What exactly is a 'native plant'?
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Marcie C. from Healdsburg asks: Gardening with native plants is getting more and more popular. Can you tell me what exactly a "native" plant is? Why are they becoming so popular to grow?

In North America, a native plant is generally considered to be a plant that was already growing on this continent before the European settlers came. They are plants that grew here naturally, without people introducing them from other areas of the world. In specific areas of the United States, you'll find particular plants that were already growing there and not elsewhere...
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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I have to admit that most of the real nurseries here have at least one person who knows what they're doing. However. . .

I was floored by the response one I received over the phone one day when I called one and asked whether they carried native fruit trees. Her answer - yes, our fruit trees are native. They all grow here.
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