Native Gardens


The Native Garden

Native Gardens, also known as Naturalized gardens, are gardens that use plants native to our local area. There are many benefits to having a Native Garden


Benefits to Native Gardens

SAVE WATER: Once established, native plants tend to need little to no additional irrigation beyond the normal amount of rainfall for that area.


FEWER PESTICIDES:  Native plants have adapted to our local environment, meaning they’ve already evolved natural defenses against the pests and diseases common to our area. Reducing or eliminating pesticide use protects our beneficial insects, lets natural pest control take over, and keeps garden toxins out of our creeks and watersheds.


LOW MAINTENANCE: With lower irrigation needs and no need for pesticides, there’s also less need for our involvement to thrive. Native gardens are happy with little to no additional maintenance.


SUPPORTS LOCAL ECOLOGY: Many habitats of our local ecology have been lost to the expansion of human development. By planting a native garden, you can help rebalance the local ecology providing safe refuge for animals, birds, insects, fungi, and even the microbiome of our soils.


ATTRACTS LOCAL WILDLIFE: Local wildlife needs native plants to thrive, they will seek out the species they intuitively know and love.

Native Garden Plants


Paper Clump Birch

Betula papyrifera

White Spruce

Picea glauca

Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Pin Cherry

Prunus pennsylvanica

Burr Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Laurel Leaf Willow

Salix pentandra


Native Saskatoon

Amelanchier alnifolia

Common Caragana

Caragana arborescens

Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea

Beaked Hazelnut

Corylus cornuta

Yellow Broom

Cytisus decumbens

Wolf Willow Silverberry

Elaeagnus commutata

Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides

Western Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

Golden Flowering Currant

Ribes aureum

Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes hirtellum

Josta Berry

Ribes josta

Woods Rose

Rosa woodsii

Native Raspberry

Rubus idaeus (strigosus)

Pussy Willow

Salix discolor

Golden Elder

Sambucus canadensis ‘Aurea’

Silver Buffaloberry

Shepherdia argentea

Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

American Highbush Cranberry

Viburnum trilobum


Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium


Alcea rosea

Snowdrop Anemone

Anemone sylvestris

Songbird Bluebird Columbine

Aquilegia Songbird ‘BlueBird’

Showy Milkweed

Asclepias specious

Purple Dome Aster

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’

Blue Bird Clematis

Clematis macropetala ‘Blue Bird’

Tall Larkspur

Delphinium glaucum

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium maculatum

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata



Blazing Star Liatris

Liatris spicata

Bee Balm


Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’


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