I come across this image from time to time on Pinterest or when I'm looking through Google Images. It is one of the best examples of why native plants are so incredible. It's a fairly straight forward diagram showing the depth of many native plants compared to a standard lawn grass. The lawn grass is on the far left. The lawn grass is Kentucky Blue Grass and the root system that supports it is less than 4inches deep. The roots can't keep the grass alive in hot, dry times of the year because they aren't long enough to find water beyond their depth. This is why you have to water it so much.
Seeds are the gateway to new life. By caring of seeds in your planting beds, you get a front row seat to witnessing nature at work. However, the entertainment is subtle. A recent trip to the the South Orange Rain Park became a great refresher at just how amazing ecology is and how everything is interconnected. Its beauty isn’t an extrovert but goes about its business out of sight. Seeds have a secret I can’t stop thinking about.
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