I can understand why it is important to plant Native plants, have diversity amongst plantings in the garden, and help remove invasive species. I just want to look a little deeper into these things and get to the guts of why they are so important and help anyone reading this to also gain a better understanding.
Here are some of the resources I am looking at right now to try to figure out the big picture:
"Native Plants for Delaware Landscapes" UD Botanical Gardens
"Plants for a Livable Delaware" University of DE, DE Horticultural Society
"Delaware Native Plants for Native Bees" Delaware Department of Agriculture
"Non-Native Plants of Delaware" Delaware Fish & Wildlife
"20 Woody and Perennial Plants List" (shortened title) Doug Tallamy
"Native Plant Sale" Delaware Nature Society
Sustainable Landscapes University of Delaware
Delaware Wildflowers Website by David G. Smith
With all these resources - I think I will be busy for a while (haven't even researched ecological gardening which falls right into this in a more broad sense).
As I get into it, I will keep posting tidbits and insights here on my blog. There is SO much information out there…