In our area there are a ton of things that will grow but there are a limited number of plants that grow well and thrive. One way to help keep your home’s landscape from looking like you have a brown thumb is to use native species. Some folks might think that native plants are less colorful or exciting as what they see in magazines or on television. The reality is that there are a lot of really attractive plants, some you already know, that grow and thrive natively in Western North Carolina. Attached is a link tot he Asheville Botanical Gardens site that has a wealth of information on native plant species.