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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.

November 22, 2012

 

lindera

Spicebush Provides A Refined Softness To A Shady Landscape

Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.

November 8, 2012

 

Physocarpus_opulifolius

Physocarpus Provides Cover For Songbirds

Physocarpus is a small genus of about ten species including our native ninebark shrub.

September 13, 2012

 

fireweed

Fireweed Thrives In Disturbed Soil

The native perennial fireweed produces spikes of magenta flowers July through September.

August 2, 2012

 

lobelia cardinalis

Native Lobelias

These tall perennial wildflowers can be seen growing in moist pasture lands and on the banks of streams and rivers from southern Canada to Texas.

July 14, 2011

 

The Native North American Paw Paw Tree

Native to woodlands from Michigan to New York state and south to Florida and Texas.

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