Category: Brian Romm

Why Native Plants?

The Evolutionary Background In our first post, we talked about how geology and climate dictate what plants grow in different areas. We went on to discuss how disturbance events dictate plant communities. Combining those concepts on the geologic timescale – many millions of years, to keep it simple – provides the evolutionary basis for the […] Continue reading "Why Native Plants?"

An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management

Gardening and landscaping with native plants is usually to benefit wildlife – to create wildlife habitat. But what is wildlife habitat? The simple answer is that it depends. Suitable habitat depends on the species you are managing for, and how you manage depends on site conditions, available space, existing plant communities, and applicable disturbance techniques. […] Continue reading "An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management"