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A Call to Action
Gardeners enjoy their hobby for many reasons: a love of plants
and nature, the satisfaction that comes from beautifying home and commu-
nity, the pleasures of creative effort, the desire to collect rare or unusual spe-
cies, and the healthful benefits of exercise and outdoor air. For some people,
like my wife and me, there is pleasure in just watching plants grow.
But now, for the first time in its history, gardening has taken on a role that
transcends the needs of the gardener. Like it or not, gardeners have become
important players in the management of our nation’s wildlife. It is now with-
in the power of individual gardeners to do something that we all dream of
doing: to make a difference. In this case, the “difference” will be to the future
of biodiversity, to the native plants and animals of North America and the
ecosystems that sustain them.
For decades, many horticulture writers have been pleading for a fresh
appreciation of our American flora, and for almost as long they have been
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