In our own yard, we are slowly trying to replace our existing landscaping with native plants. The natives thrive and require so much less work than the existing landscaping in our yard. We are also researching ways to incorporate local landscaping into the Grace Garden. We have a great local organization that provides resources and support to gardeners looking to plant more natives – the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS).

Mark your calendars for their annual native plant sale and auction on May 7th. For an introduction into species native to Indiana, check out this great resource broken down by various types of plants, wildflowers and edibles.