My Native Plant Project (Going Native in Toledo)

Wild lupine in my yard

Just so you don’t have to wade through posts about dragonflies or moths to find these, here’s a list of the posts I’ve written about my native garden project.  I started converting my garden to native plants in 2017; these posts are listed in reverse chronological order.


The Mood of My August Garden – August 22, 2022

Going Native in Toledo – Update – May 26, 2022

Going Native in Toledo – Update – July 4, 2021

Going Native in Toledo – Update – August 16, 2020

My Big Bug Year Begins – January 13, 2020 (I know this first one doesn’t sound like it’s about native plants, but if you’ll skip the first few paragraphs you’ll get to the part where I explain the importance of native plants to insects and birds.)

Native Gardeners: Monkeys in Clothes – July 25, 2019

Special Garden Visitors – August 2, 2018

Going Native in Toledo – Series Intro – July 23, 2018

Here are a few earlier posts that serve as background to the series:

City Girl Goes Wild – December 12, 2017 — in which I join Wild Ones, an organization devoted to preserving biodiversity with native plants. And I actually begin collecting the first plants for my garden project!

Going Native in Toledo – September 6, 2017 — in which I define “native plants” and dream about my garden plans.

Ohio Has the Blues – May 22, 2017 – in which I tell you a bit about the Oak Openings region of Ohio and the rare plants and animals found here.

Wild Ones - native plants are bird feeders