Reality Check

Kinler, Ruth
March 2008
Garden Center Magazine;Mar2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p35
The article provides the author's definition of sustainable plants. Particular attention is given to drought-resistant and native plants, locally grown plants and invasives. The author suggests that native plants be displayed in one area in retail and discusses the benefits and drawbacks to locally grown plants.


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