Native plants are an essential part of the environment, having co-evolved to support insects, birds and other wildlife that form the web of our natural world.
You can turn your own yard into a wildlife oasis by filling it with a variety of native plants, as urged by influential entomologist and author Douglas Tallamy.
Get inspired by visiting one of three ARMN-maintained native plant demonstration gardens, at: Potomac Overlook Regional Park in north Arlington, the Arlington Central Library in central Arlington, and Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center in Alexandria.
Many native bees depend on specific plants to survive. Learn why and which plants native bees find particularly appealing.
Are you unsure how to incorporate native plants in your landscape in attractive design and care for them once they’re there? See Cues to Designing and Caring for Native Plant Gardens for tips and do-it-yourself resources.