Green Pages • Green Tips
Above: Illinois Rose, Rosa setigera (Native plant of Illinois)
April / May 2013 Green Tips
The Wheaton Park District encourages residents to plant native’s at home. Native plants are those that were present before settlers interacted with the prairies, woodlands, and wetland that surround us. Native plants are adapted to the soils and climate of our area. They are beneficial because they do not require irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to drought and insects and will not harm or degrade native ecosystems. At the same time, native plants are a beautiful and interesting way to provide a low maintenance landscape.
Why not transform your backyard into a haven for local butterflies, birds and other wildlife?
Happy Spring Planting!
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