Simply Native: A Living Landscape

Learn what it means to have a living landscape. Host Rita Venable introduces us to a dedicated couple who have spent many years eradicating the exotic invasive plants from their property. Those have been replaced with native perennials, trees and shrubs. Some have even sprouted up on their own! Pollinators and wildlife are now flourishing.

Plants Featured in this Clip

ECHINACEA tennesseensis (Tennessee coneflower)
SYMPHYOTRICHUM oblongifolium (aromatic aster)
ASCLEPIAS tuberosa (butterfly weed)
PEDIOMELUM subacaule (Nashville breadroot)
LITHOSPERMUM canescens (Hoary puccoon)
PHLOX bifida ssp. Stellaria (Glade phlox)
VALERIANELLA locusta (common cornsalad)
PACKERA aurea (golden ragwort)
SILENE virginica (Fire pink)
TRILLIUM cuneatum (sweet Betsy)
ARISAEMA triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
AQUILEGIA spp (columbine)
VIBURNUM rufidulum (Southern black haw)
IRIS cristata (Dwarf crested iris)
COLLINSIA verna (Blue Eyed Mary)
TRILLIUM flexipes (drooping trillium)
CAULOPHYLLUM thalictroides (blue cohosh)
Carex (sedge grass)
TRADESCANTIA virginiana (Virginia spiderwort)

Gardener Extras

  1. Linda references the following books to guide her in her native landscaping: The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States by Williman Cullina; Butterflies of Tennessee by Rita Venable; Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy

Gardener Notes

The Master Gardeners of Wilson County sponsor an annual Native Plant Sale in May of each year. It typically is held at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at the Assembly Hall. For more information,

Rita Venable

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