We've joined a great non-profit organization called Wild Ones and have become lifetime members because we are committed to the cause of encouraging landscaping with locally native species. There are SO many benefits to using natives in your own yard!
Our adventure is fully documented with lots and lots of photos our our website, Native Suburbia. Please feel free to leave a comment or drop us a note via email there. We love the feedback.
There is so much to learn about native gardening, so here is a quick, basic list of links to help.
Native Suburbia (our yard)
Wild Ones - Greater DuPage Chapter (IL)
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes (national)
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center (look up or identify native plants anywhere in the USA)
There are also lots of helpful links available at our Native Suburbia Resources page. Go on, click it!