Monday, November 30, 2009
Naturalizing our Yard
We must now try to figure out which native vine we will use as a replacement.
Unlike invaders such as Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) and Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinsnsis), native plants sustain wildlife. Native plants do support native insects and serve as a source of food for birds and animals.
A good book to read about how to replace invaders with native plants is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide called "Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants". They recommend we plant instead American Wisteria (Wisteria Frutescens) or the Kentucky wisteria (macrostachya).
Posted by Mary Chamie at 8:57 AM