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Emily in the garden at Fiddlehead Creek Nursery (Source:  FC Nursery)
Emily in the garden at Fiddlehead Creek Nursery (Source: FC Nursery)

Going native in the garden means tracking down the right North Country plants

Gardeners are sort of like small-scale environmentalists. They create gorgeous little habitats that are often havens for birds and insects.

But gardeners can also cause a lot of problems, by using too many chemicals and by importing non-native plants.

There's a movement in the North Country to fill out lush and beautiful gardens with native plants.

Supporters say local alternatives are hardier -- more pest- and drought-resistant. Brian Mann visited a local plant sale in Keene and has our story.  Go to full article
The hardy and attractive native "snowball" hydrangea
The hardy and attractive native "snowball" hydrangea

Native Plants for Smarter Gardens

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about a need for more native plants in North Country gardens. Native varieties, though sometimes difficult to find, are attuned to local soils, weather, and pests. They can make the garden easier, cheaper, and less toxic to maintain.  Go to full article

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