native plants en The importance of native plants <p><strong>Charlotte Adelman</strong>, co-author of <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372096328&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=charlotte+adelman"><strong>The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants</strong> </a>talks with Mark Perzel about the importance of the plants in your own backyard and how they play a role in a much larger ecosystem.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:31:25 +0000 Mark Perzel 14235 at The importance of native plants The benefits of native plants <p>Monday was Earth Day, and one way to help preserve the landscape and soil is to maintain, and in some cases, resurrect, the native plants that once existed in all regions of the planet. A new book, <a href=";s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1366653798&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=back+to+eden"><strong>Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants</strong></a> provides information and instruction on starting a native plant garden, how to make a rain garden, dealing with pests and how to avoid using fertilizers. The author, <strong>Dr. Frank Porter</strong>, joins Mark Perzel on the phone to discuss the many benefits of using native plants.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 11780 at The benefits of native plants Native Plants Symposium <p>The<a href=""><strong> Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden </strong></a>will be hosting its<a href=""><strong> Native Plants Symposium</strong></a> on November 10, presenting a day of expert and entertaining speakers talking about such topics as native trees for use in landscaping, native plants for home landscaping, and other practical advice and suggestions. One of the speakers,<strong> Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Zoo, stops in to talk about the details of this</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 5387 at Native Plants Symposium