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What Native Plants Do

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Native plants grow fantastic roots. In addition to having blooms that are perfectly suited to our native pollinators and wildlife and seeds upon which our local birds depend, many native plants have amazingly deep roots to survive drought and bring nutrients up to the surface even in poor soils.

I pulled this tall sunflower out to include it in one of our new Inland Lakeshore garden kits and was amazed at how much root was coming out the bottom. I couldn’t leave the poor thing in a 3 inch pot any longer so I put it into a quart pot. But what it really wants is to be growing in your garden, so it can send down it’s 8 feet of roots to help stabilize your soil. Reserve yours today at

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