Revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people
Native Landscapers Go Wild
Lisa Johnson shows off a rough blazing star, a native prairie plant. Johnson is a member of Wild Ones - Natural Landscapers, Ltd. The group encourages growing native plants to save the genetic diversity and to attract wildlife.
Small patches of native plants can include flowering plants, but some neighbors complain they're only weeds. Wild Ones works to educate people that the plants are beneficial and have beautiful blooms.
More and more backyard gardeners are tending plants they once
considered to be weeds. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham
reports… these backyard naturalists are creating tiny natural areas to
save the plants and attract wildlife: