Michigan’s native plants are essential in preserving the state’s ecosystem
On a block in Detroit’s East English Village, Cheryl English’s front yard sticks out like a green thumb. Her front yard and her back yard are gardening masterpieces, and many of the plants she grows are native to Michigan. She chose them not only because of their beauty, but because native plants are a crucial part of Michigan ecosystems and have many environmental benefits. Current State’s Emanuele Berry joined English in her garden, where she explained why people don’t always appreciate native plants.