Bred to stand up to the salty air, hard winter weather and inhospitable soil, native plants tolerate growing conditions that would make other more delicate plants weep —which is why we love them! I’ll start by discussing the advantages of and how to create a thriving native landscape. Then we’ll play a little “identify the dreaded invasives” game, followed by an exhibition of native alternatives. While profiling a variety of my favorite natives, I’ll reveal what makes each of these plants special.