Why Native Plants are the Right Choice
seeds we offer are native to the Texas-Oklahoma-Louisiana
region. Diverse groups of businesses, government agencies,
schools, nonprofit organizations, land managers and homeowners
are using these seeds to solve common landscape problems.
More and more sensible people are realizing that we can
no longer afford to import exotic species to our landscape
from faraway lands. Plants from Morocco or Paraguay, India
or Western Europe, might be pretty to the eye, but they
can put a strain on resources that we need to conserve and
put to better use, including our water and our own time.
grass needs constant mowing, not to mention weeding or application
of toxic herbicides. St. Augustine demands massive amounts
of water and frequent doses of pesticide to control grub
worms. And in turn, these dangerous chemicals eventually
make their way into our water. Even wildflowers from across
the world, when we introduce them to our local environment,
can push out the natives we have come to know and love,
and with them the wildlife that depends on natives for food
truth is that native seeds belong in your landscape. Once
they are established they'll work for you, not the other
way around. They are at home here, and they know how to
take care of themselves. They need no extra watering once
they've established their roots. They are naturally disease
and bug resistant. Fertilizing is not required, and in fact,
like any good homeowner, they even work to improve the land
on which they live.
A Choice for the
As we come to know more about the interdependence of all
life, we understand more and more how important it is to
make intelligent choices about how we use the precious resources
of nature. The quality of the water we drink and the air
we breathe depends on it.
hard to do very much about the vanishing rainforests
of South America when you live in Texas or Oklahoma.
But it's easy to do something about your own back yard.
You have a choice about what to plant on your land,
whether it's an 80 x 100 urban lot, or hundreds of acres
in the countryside. You have the power to make a difference!
native to your place.
a path of stewardship and a lifetime of wonder and enjoyment.