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Native Plants - "Living Mulch" or Native Groundcovers

Angely here and for this Tuesday we're talking about living mulch from native plants!

 Why fight weeds when you can let nature fight them for you? Native Ohio plants have been here longer than the weeds and they will put in the work to prevent them. It's a win-win-win.

 Win - you don't have to pull as many weeds and you get pretty flowers instead

 Win - native plants provide food and habitat for local wildlife

 Win - having more pollinators in your garden is beneficial if you grow food and you can plant living mulch that is edible

Native Plants Featured:

Wild Ginger (𝘈𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘶𝘮 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦)

Wild Strawberry (𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘢)

Common Blue Violet (𝘝𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘢 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢)

Wild Geranium (𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘮)

Dwarf Crested (Iris 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘢)

Zigzag Goldenrod (𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘴)

Creeping Phlox (or Moss Phlox) (𝘗𝘩𝘭𝘰𝘹 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘢)

Golden Alexander (𝘡𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘢 𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘢)

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