We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. We've also provided a few of our favorite book and magazine recommendations.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR XERIC SOILS
Not all meadow plants are neat enough to aesthetically fit into high visibility urban spaces nor are they all adapted to tough city conditions. Here are some species that thrive in urban conditions, bring the beauty of wild places right back into our lives, and help balance the effects urbanization has on our environment.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENGINEERED, SAND-BASED SOILS
North Creek recommends finding inspiration from coastal species and perennials which have adapted to thrive in such environments. This palette offers a refreshing new aesthetic: mid-height vegetation with stunning color, texture, pollinator value and excellent stormwater treatment function. Most importantly, these plants flourish in urban conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MESIC SOILS
Through years of trials at North Creek, we now offer a diverse plant palette that not only thrives in woodland conditions while looking great spring through fall – and some of them even shine with glossy, evergreen foliage in winter.