By Bart Ziegler.
Call me politically incorrect but I haven't jumped on the non-imported plant trend that has swept parts of the garden world, resulting in catalogs, websites and nurseries dedicated to native trees, shrubs and flowers. In some quarters that makes me a bad person, an unreconstructed Old Order gardener.
Native-plant purists insist that the best way to take care of the Earth is to grow only those things that nature has provided in your region. They say introduced plants—those transported from abroad by early settlers or through the plant industry's ever-eager foraging—may pose a hazard to existing flora. Native plants, they contend, have evolved to be in harmony with their surroundings and demand fewer resources such as water and fertilizer.
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