Nine Natives

Creating Simple Gardens with Native Prairie Plants

The purpose of this “Nine Natives” guide is to introduce a simple palette of native plants for the Houston area that is commercially available for the community to use in their garden landscapes and on neighborhood street medians. This booklet outlines the selected Nine Natives, their growth habits, wildlife value, ethnobotanical value, and the reasons for selection. It includes example plans for formal and informal home gardens and for formal and informal street median plantings. This booklet also includes a description and photographs of a significant median planting to demonstrate the establishment of a multi-species planting including both plants and seeds to create a native prairie planting.

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