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Create An Ecosystem With Plant Guilds

We all have an idea of what an ecosystem is, right? It’s a contained, self sufficient group of elements all working harmoniously to maintain a perfect environment. Our planet is one of the largest examples of a successful (er…sometimes) ecosystem. The earth, air, water, and atmosphere all work in union to keep the circle of life moving in, well, a circle.

But did you know you can create your very own self sustaining ecosystem right in your garden? A plant guild is the perfect grouping of different plants that each contribute to the stability of the system. If done properly, you wouldn’t have to do anything to nurture the plants, they take care of themselves.

With this awesome and comprehensive infographic, you can easily see how anyone could create a plant guild and what plants to use when doing so. One attracts bees and birds, another helps keep the weeds in line, and so on.

Check it out! Create your plant guild and let us know which grouping you used!

About The Author

Candace Osmond

Award Winning Designer, Candace Osmond has been in the industry for over a decade. She studied Interior Decorating & Design and is also an accomplished writer and multi-published author. When she's not typing away from the comforts of her desk, Candace can be found travelling to warm destinations, tending to her garden, or enjoying the outdoor haven that is her backyard. Candace currently resides in the breathtaking Maritimes of Eastern Canada with her husband, two beautiful kids and one slobbery bulldog.


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