The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.
While it is still too cold to work in your garden, you may enjoy reading Andrea Wulf’s informative book.
Camassias are delightful when grouped together in the garden or in a vase.
The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.
“Spring comes to a garden with tentative indecisive steps. A foot is advanced and then withdrawn.” - Louise Beebe Wilder
More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.
This invasive legume was first planted in the United States as a control for erosion along highways and roadsides.
It's illegal to buy, sell or plant purple loosestrife, and It's banned in nurseries and farmer's markets.
Invasive species have many bad habits. They hurt wildlife by smothering and destroying the plants our native creatures need for food and cover.
Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.