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Old 04-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Native insects, native plants

This morning I read a couple of entries to a blog that brought home, once again, the importance of growing native plants in our gardens. While each years weather patterns may vary greatly there is much more likelyhood of the survival of early emerging insects if a community of native plants are available to be affected by the same pattern.

As for the predator insects, they play an important part in a biologically diverse habitat.
Biodiversity in the garden as well as the greater ecosystem provides the backup system for life itself.

Please read and see if you agree.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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I see what you are saying...
Bees and natives merge at their correct time for one an-others use.
If we've replaced the natives..The new plants may not be ready when the bees need them.
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