Why Landscape with Native Plants?

Gardeners have a unique opportunity to address the biodiversity crisis. By adding even a few native plants to the landscape we:

  • add to the resources that support wildlife
  • build landscape corridors in our communities to counter habitat fragmentation
  • help stormwater percolate safely into the soil rather than running superheated into rivers and streams
  • garden more sustainably, with less watering and fertilizing
  • create gardens that honor Indiana’s rich natural heritage
  • make gardening easier, because native plants are not finicky 

The Hatcher garden in suburban Indianapolis