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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



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 Provides Cover For Songbirds

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

September 13, 2012



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.

June 23, 2011


Mahonia Shrubs Gathered By 19th Century Explorers

Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.

June 16, 2011



Black Haw Is A Small And Versatile Tree

Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.

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