Native plants are better for the habitat

Members of the Garden Club of Danville learned more about the importance of native plants at their August meeting at the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service. Invasive non-native plants can and should be replaced by plants that have evolved locally to provide food and habitat for Kentucky’s native wildlife. Invasive plants choke out native species and often provide no benefits to insects or animals.

Carcille Burchette, president of the Garden Club of Kentucky, joined club member Linda Porter in presenting the program. Porter is shown displaying two native plants, Royal Catchfly and Cardinal Flower, that will attract hummingbirds to the garden. She is also Butterfly and Pollinator Chair for the Garden Club of Kentucky.