Posts tagged native

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.

December 6, 2012

 

white asters

Tiny White Asters

Asters are aptly named, as the word aster means star.

November 29, 2012

 

common witch hazel

Autumn-Blooming Witch Hazel

Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.

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