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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.

March 20, 2008

 

a branch of white flowers from a serviceberry tree.

Serviceberry Trees

The American Serviceberry is a small deciduous tree with a pleasantly round top. It truly is a tree that provides interest across all seasons.

January 31, 2008

 

two yellow and orange tulip buds sprouting from a tulip tree.

The Tulip Tree (Or Yellow Poplar, Depending On the Season)

Trees are our oldest living organism; they have been on our earth for about 370 million years. One of the most beautiful varieties is the Tulip Tree.

November 13, 2007

 

john bartram's home and garden

John Bartram

This royally appointed botanist blazed a trail for gardener's to come.

October 5, 2006

 

blue star flowers

Amsonia: Blue Stars

There are some perennials that provide an added bonus of foliage that changes color in the fall.

December 22, 2005

 

mistletoe hanging in tree

Mistletoe

Young colonial boys apparently enjoyed a popular sport known as shooting down the mistletoe.

July 28, 2005

 

canna flowers

Canna

If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.

July 7, 2005

 

haning lobelia plant

Lobelia

The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.

July 9, 2004

 

field of marigolds

Marigolds

It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.

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