Beavercreek Garden Center:
Mon-Sat: – 9am-5pm
Sun: – 11am-5pm
2074 Beaver Valley Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
Ph: (937) 427-4110
Wholesale: (937) 426-5729

Centerville Garden Center:
Tues-Sat: – 9am-5pm
Closed Sun-Mon through March
6000 Far Hills Ave
Centerville, Ohio 45459
Ph: (937) 434-1326
Landscape: (937) 274-1154

Why Native Plants?

Written by Greg Christy
Beavercreek Garden Center


Native plants have been fine-tuned by eons of adaptation to fit our area like a glove on nature’s hand, made just for our soil and climate, and so have considerably less need for pesticides, fertilizers, soil amending, and often even pruning and watering.  Because they evolved alongside these plants, countless native pollinators’ offspring depend solely on their sustenance for species survival, the pollinators in turn assuring the survival of these and other plants.  This support cycle, which also extends to animal life, assures abundant diversity.  Diversity provides not only much greater interest in the home landscape, but also insurance of its long-term endurance.

When used to create a complete landscape, herbaceous and woody native plants act together above and below ground to sequester and filter out pollutants, while also supporting each other at root level through soil microbial life.  Abundant, healthy roots conserve both water and minerals by preventing runoff.  The native landscape offers food and shelter for both local and migrating birds, many of which are now endangered, and year-round support for wildlife on all levels, including the many species that overwinter.  The easily integrated native landscape brings continuous bloom, a lasting environment, and a deep sense of meaningful beauty.

A few of our favorite natives

Aronia Melanocarpa – Black Chokeberry

Viburnum Dentatum – Blue Muffin Viburnum

Cornus Racemosa – Gray Dogwood

Here is a link to Siebenthaler’s available Native Species