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My favorite way to make a garden green (er) -- is with native plants and natural materials. This is a great style -- adaptable to any area.
Check out your local materials and research some local plants. In Wisconsin, we've got lots of woodlands, prairies, rolling hills and farmland.
Set off your 'natural' garden with wood. Wood tile and furniture -- even wood fencing and wood edging are a great choice in our area.
Choose native plants. With a little research, you can find natives that are just right. Some of my favorites are Physocarpus (Ninebark), Birch tree, Grey Owl Juniper, Liatris, and Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Finally, consider some traditional plants. These would be plants that aren't native, but have been in the area a long time -- the ones that remind you of grandma's farm. Lilacs and apple trees are my favs here.
Remember to have a design plan and have fun. This is a design style that will leave you smiling.
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Inspiring article Heidi, thanks.
Thanks, Frank. Don't forget that natural plants promote wildlife, too. For those of us that love butterflies and birds -- this is the way to go. :)
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