Why plant natives? See the post, “Paradise in Your Own Backyard” for a general explanation about how native plants will benefit both you and the wildlife in your garden. I will also be regularly posting plant favorites featured on the Flora Focus page. You’ll find specifics about each plant, including its uses in the landscape, growing requirements and benefits to the local wildlife. Posts are all accompanied by photos taken in my own garden and are timely since they depict plant and wildlife during the specific garden season of the post. This means that each plant, here in the Northeast, USA, is shown in its current state related to the date of the post. And that can be useful since it allows me to show you how the plants develop and change at different times of the year and how that works within the landscape.