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Old 11-21-2020, 09:56 PM   #1
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Over the years here on this site, I've both observed and taken part in numerous discussions about what native is, and how stringent one should be in setting up a new landscape. This article asserts that being too stringent in our thinking can actually adversely effect bot the insect and animal world. It's worth a read:
https://www.ecolandscaping.org/11/de...hat-is-native/
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:55 AM   #2
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Thats a pretty reasonable article. That same website hosted a post arguing to leave the feral tree of heaven and oriental bittersweet in a proposed park in Philly, where they were trying to construct something akin to NYC's High Line. To me there is no excuse for growing blatantly invasive species where some weedy, more ecologically productive native like wild grapes, Virginia creeper or wild black cherry would do well. I dont stay too strict with my plant ranges, my yard is filled with stuff from the midwest and southeast, I try to find some local ecotypes and endemic plants but sometimes its just not possible. Do the bees really care if Im growing Helianthus maximiliani instead of Helianthus decapetalus? Probably not, and I dont have the right conditions for the latter anyway.
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That gives me something to think about.

Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:54 PM   #4
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That gives me something to think about.

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Okay, Dap. You've had enough thinking time. what did you think?? Ha ha.

Happy New Year, my friend!!!
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