Purple coneflowers and other native plants in front of house

Photo and article by Rose Moore, Master Naturalist

As a naturalist and lover of natural landscapes, I am always seeking ways of making my home landscape look it's best while using native plantings.

It all started 15 years go when building my house. I was determined to stick with a non-traditional landscape around the foundation of the structure. After all the house was in a particularly beautiful natural setting so why not use that to showcase native plantings.

dirt path through trees

By Rose Moore

Master Naturalist – January 2020

One of the greatest pleasures I have in my daily outdoor adventures is discovering new things.

Just because it is winter, there is no absence of wonders to be found.

Recently, on a mild, snow - less morning, I decided to veer off my usual trails and search for signs of life in other areas of the property.