…landscapes that incorporate native plants and natural processes will require less time, money and energy for upkeep than designs in which plants are selected and combined for ornamental effect alone. A purely ornamental garden is like a beautiful, sleek automobile with no engine. It may be nice to look at, but the only direction it will go without help is downhill. We will be perpetually required to tow these gardens up the hill with fertilizers, watering hoses and weeding forks.

Larry Weaner–Ten Elements of Natural Design

4 thoughts on “Uphill”

      1. Seriously? Gremlin? That just blows my whole visual. Okay, I will stick with natives. I don’t have water in my main garden anyway. I grow the native elderberries, currants, cane berries, and only exotics that survive on their own, like figs and quince.

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