Some pesky bug is eating your English roses. How do you get rid of them?
a. Put down the bottle of pesticides. The chemicals you use to protect your favourite annual will eventually drain into our rivers and oceans. And do you really want to swim in chemicals on your next beach vacation? Of course not. If you want to keep pests in check, why not choose native plants that naturally resist the little buggers?
b. Good for you for trying to salvage your annuals without using harsh chemicals! But if you really want to keep bugs in check, choose native plants that naturally resist pests. Don’t be afraid to chat up your local nursery to find out which plants would work best for your garden.
c. Good move! Native plants have grown in Canadian soils for hundreds of years so they are better able to resist pests. Check out our favourite native plants at WildAboutGardening.org and don’t be afraid to chat up your local nursery to find out which plants would work best for your garden.
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