March 10, 2007

Go Wild! With Native Plants. The Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, the Fish and Boat Commission, the Game Commission, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Audubon Pennsylvania, GTS Technologies, and landscape designer Dorthea Montaine collaborated to build the exhibit Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Native Elegance for the 2007 Pennsylvania Garden Expo in Harrisburg.

The 65’x70’ exhibit portrays Pennsylvania’s indigenous plants in a formal backyard setting and incorporated conservation concepts such as rain gardens, rain barrels, compost bins, and more to complete an earth-friendly landscape.

Frank Felbaum, a DCNR Native Plant Consultant, describes the advantages of using native plants in your next landscaping project.

For more information, visit the Garden Expo webpage.