Tips and suggestions

Pale purple coneflower in a garden. (Garden Making photo)

Native plant list for Niagara on the Lake

Suggestions for plants to be grown on the banks of One Mile Creek. Called a riparian buffer, the plants improve water quality by slowing the flow of water over the land, allowing it to infiltrate into the soil. Buffers also provide habitat, increasing biodiversity. The vegetation removes sediment and pollution, such as fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria and even road salt.