Noted Wisconsin prairie restoration expert, Neil Diboll, discusses the benefits and beauty of landscaping with Wisconsin native plants during a Spring, Sustain Jefferson workshop.

Neil’s farmer neighbors were unconvinced 20 years ago that a prairie flower was much more then a weed in disguise. But in the 1980’s the beautiful purple cone flower, echinacea, was classified as a perennial. This began the trend of planting native flowers and grasses as part of a home’s landscape.

Teaser photo credit: By Alanscottwalker – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,