The French and the Russians bred many of the famous lilacs grown today.
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.
It's illegal to buy, sell or plant purple loosestrife, and It's banned in nurseries and farmer's markets.
Invasive species have many bad habits. They hurt wildlife by smothering and destroying the plants our native creatures need for food and cover.
Annual sweet peas are delightfully fragrant and come in a variety of colors. However,...