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Old 02-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Energy Adviser: Native plants save water, beautify lawn
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Feb 14, 2013-02-14

Energy Adviser: Native plants save water, beautify lawn | The Columbian
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Want to know how to decrease your carbon footprint, make a difference in the world and beautify it all at the same time? Start planting native plants. They not only benefit Southwest Washington's land, water resources and wildlife, they can help your yard and garden look lovely, while reducing your watering and energy costs.

There are 3,000 plants native to Western Washington, but only 250 or so are suitable for residential use, says the Washington Native Plant Society. Its website describes many species and is a good place to start researching native plants.

More than likely, these same species were growing here when David Douglas traveled the area in 1824 exploring the Pacific Northwest for the London Horticultural Society…
The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Our members from Washington state will surely appreciate this. . ...and it is good advice for anyone wanting to beautify and do something with much bigger ramifications than just aesthetics.
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
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