Designed with Sustainability
“Fortunately, good garden design discourages the use of only one plant species, so there is no inherent conflict between creating a beautiful garden and establishing a functioning, sustainable garden ecosystem. This brings me back to my theme of using native plants, because alien species in our gardens are often so nutritionally unavailable to the other members of the garden community we seek to establish, they might as well not be there at all. If you have 15 species of plants in your garden, and 13 of them are aliens that are toxic to insect herbivores, you have, in effect, a garden based on only two plant species. Too simple.”

~ Douglas Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, 2nd edition pp. 101-102