Posts tagged native

May 8, 2014

 

milkweed

Milkweed For Monarchs!

Pretty and striped, Monarch caterpillars eat various species of milkweed, so plant lots of it to entice this butterfly to your garden.

April 24, 2014

 

Wild ginger

Wild Ginger

Wild ginger is one of the best ground covers for deep shade.

April 17, 2014

 

spring beauty

Spring Beauty

This wildflower self-seeds and spreads well.

April 25, 2013

 

Fothergilla major

Witch Alder Is Lovely Across The Seasons

Our native witch alders are wonderful additions to any garden.

March 28, 2013

 

mount vernon terrace

Mount Vernon

At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.

February 21, 2013

 

camassia leichtlinii

Camassia Will Tolerate Poorly Drained Sites

Camassias are delightful when grouped together in the garden or in a vase.

January 24, 2013

 

crown vetch

Extremely Invasive Crown Vetch

This invasive legume was first planted in the United States as a control for erosion along highways and roadsides.

January 10, 2013

 

bush honeysuckle

Invasive Plants

Invasive species have many bad habits. They hurt wildlife by smothering and destroying the plants our native creatures need for food and cover.

January 3, 2013

 

sumac

Native Sumacs

Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.

December 27, 2012

 

red chokeberry.

Red Chokeberry

Our native Aronia arbutifolia with the common name of red chokeberry is a shrub that offers four seasons of interest in our gardens.

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