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August 21, 2014




The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.

May 8, 2014



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



Native Sumacs

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

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