I really enjoyed this synopsis of why gardening with natives can be so fun–so much less effort, so much more reward!
This author is writing about a Zone 5 Nebraska prairie garden, but here in California, our palette of natives is so much wider. When you include well-adapted mediterranean climate plants from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, you can really achieve some amazing combinations.
What do you think of natives in your garden? Be sure to leave me a comment!