Ready to add native plants to your garden? You can have an attractive, functional landscape that protects and even enhances the fragile environment of the Cape and the Islands. Ecological land care and design is safer for families and pets, and for the wildlife – such as birds and butterflies – that add interest and beauty to our lives.
The Cape-friendly landscape starts with an understanding of the site, the soils, the surrounding environment and the people who will use and enjoy it. You can use native and appropriate plants with multiple seasons of interest in ways that reflect the varied habitats of our region, while still following the principles of attractive landscape design and maximum usefulness to people.
Michael Talbot, a recognized expert on Conservation Design and Restoration, was an early pioneer of organic lawn and landscape care on Cape Cod. He was a co-founder of the Ecological Landscaping Association, and he is a visiting lecturer at the University of Maine’s Landscape Horticulture Program. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.
Michael is the author of dozens of articles on horticultural topics. He has appeared on many radio and television programs, including The Victory Garden and New England Chronicle, sharing his expertise on ecological landscape design and care.