There is definitely something to be said for stocking your garden with the area's native plants. We know the concept well here on Re-Nest.
We enjoyed reading this piece in the New York Times this morning, which reports that even though what's native to the land isn't always exactly what clients want their yard to look like, there's still a big move toward being more enviro-minded when it comes to landscaping. And just look at how truly stunning it can be. Jump below for the slideshow and article link. We like the idea of gardening with the land in mind and restoring it, not gardening to alter its face value. Sustainable landscaping is beautiful and natural: the best of both worlds, we think! Check out the article for more photos and interviews with landscape designers.
Photos: Jason Liske, Heidi Schumann, Darren Higgins, and Benjamin Sklar for the New York Times