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ecological gardening efforts is the inclusion of native plants in landscape design ( Uren et al., 2015 ). Research suggests that gardens composed of native plants are associated with higher native insect β-diversity (the change in species diversity between

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owners favored exotics over natives. Conflicting “invasive” definitions Experts’ opinions or definitions as to what constitutes an invasive plant vary widely and is a contentious issue among academics ( Frank, 2019 ; Richardson et al., 2008

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reduce the prevalence and establishment of native species, interfere with natural ecological properties such as nutrient cycling or hydrology, and reduce wildlife resources including food and habitat ( Pysek et al., 2012 ; Weidlich et al., 2020 ). On a

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Ornamental and native grasses are increasing in popularity in southern United States gardens, as exemplified by evaluations in Florida ( Wilson and Knox, 2006 ), Georgia ( Corley and Reynolds, 1994 ; Ruter and Carter, 2000 ), and South Carolina

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Projects that focus on restoration, mitigation, and enhancement of aquatic and wetland regions provide valuable ecosystem services and habitat for native flora and fauna ( Brix, 1994 ). These projects call for a mixture of plant types and sizes to

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Roadside revegetation and roadside landscaping with native species have increased over the past decade because of growing environmental awareness, recent plant material availability ( Knapp and Rice, 1994 ), and active promotion by the Federal

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The sustainable landscape featuring native plants is a rapidly expanding trend in horticulture. Native plants support wildlife, including pollinators, and are not invasive ( Tallamy, 2007 ). Some of the most popular and widely used plants for

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forage availability ( Pimentel 2009 ), interfere with native plant populations and fauna ( Fletcher et al. 2019 ), and disrupt hydrological processes ( Zou et al. 2017 ). Invasive species (accounting for plants, pathogens, and animals) cause damage valued

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A bibliography of references on Native American agricultural traditions is proposed to integrate horticulture into classroom teaching with a multidisciplinary approach. Five teaching themes are given as examples of using the references to incorporate horticultural activities across diverse disciplines such as mathematics, history, language arts, economics, and social sciences.

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There is increased interest among ornamental plant growers to identify native shrubs that can be produced commercially for the nursery and landscape industry. Native shrubs must propagate readily from stem cuttings because this method yields uniform

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