Everyone dreams of a no fuss garden one that flowers and fruits and flourishes without perplexing horticultural problems. The thing is, many of the plants touted by the nursery industry as easy to grow actually grow a little too easily and become invasive. Next time you are perusing the garden center shelves, eschew plants like the ones listed. They’re known for bad behavior and botanical misdeeds. Instead, pick a native alternative. Natives are often just as hardy, and they’re much better at attracting a diversity of birds and pollinators to the garden.