Landscape plants fulfill many diverse rolls in the varied settings within our gardens. They contribute form, color and texture to the garden tapestry through flowers, foliage, fruits and bark. They form the permanent as well as the ephemeral structure that defines the garden boundaries and spaces. Many of the plants most readily available in garden centers and nurseries have been invasive exotic species that spread beyond the bounds of our gardens. These invasive species alter the structure and function of ecosystems and displace native species. This lecture presents a wealth of native trees, shrubs and perennials that can serve as alternatives to invasive species, additionally providing food for butterflies, birds and other wildlife.