So, why is this blog called “bluestem”? Well. I’m so glad you asked. N and I have been very interested in native plants since … well, since we bought this house nearly 7 years ago. We have a little prairie area going, and also enjoy going to various prairies near here to view the local plant life. Probably the least known actual prairie left in the area is the Wolf Road Prairie, at 31st St and Wolf Road in Westchester. Definitely worth a look this spring, if you are into that sort of thing.
It seems silly for me to list the reasons why native plants are important, when they are already well-documented. Consider using some in your garden!