1000 Flowers for the Planet - #332 Plant Natives
It doesn’t matter which corner of the world you live in, planting your native plants is a great way to assist the natural ecology of your area. Australia is a very dry continent, and as such our native plants have adapted to cope with drought and floods. In times of drought it is particularly important to conserve what water there is available, making natives the best choice for gardens in arid zones. Native plants provide the best homes for native fauna as well, creating the correct environment for insects which become food for reptiles and small mammals, as well as food for native birds. The whole system works perfectly when the right plants are in the right spots. When you plan your garden, think carefully about where you live, what plants you’ll select and where you’ll put them, and give the planet, the environment and all your native fauna a fighting chance.