All the plants in this garden are native to the Ozark region. This garden was designed with an Ozark front porch in mind. It features native trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses all native to the Arkansas Ozarks. A small native stream flows through the garden mimicking many streams in Arkansas.
Native plants are essential for our ecosystems. Not only do they support native animals through pollen and nectar, but also foliage. Without native host plants for insects, the food web starts to fall apart. We can do our part by planting native plants, specifically host plants, in our own backyards! Native plants require less water, mulch, time, and care as they are already adapted to the environment. All one need do, is make sure the conditions in the garden are similar to those in nature. If the plants grow on a rough and rocky side of a mountain, they don't need much water. Yet if they grow beside a pond, they need consistent moisture!