Attached is an alternative plant guide, Grow Me Instead, to help you plan your home landscaping while having regard for the native species here in Southern Ontario. The alternative plants listed in the guide match the growing conditions, site requirements and garden effect of their sometimes problematic invasive counterparts. They were chosen based on their availability at Ontario’s nurseries and garden centres. This guide will help you take full advantage of the wealth and variety of planting stock available across the province. The guide was prepared by the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.