No, I haven't fallen off the planet. A busy August-September has kept me from spending much time in blogging mode. Instead, one of the things that's filled my time is preserving summer.
One way to improve the diversity of the plant offerings in your landscape is to plant natives. Native plants, shrubs and trees do a bang up job of attracting native insects which, in turn, help feed native birds and pollinators that will improve yields of edible and ornamental flora in your gardens.