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May 16, 2019

 

Honeysuckle: A Sweet Disposition?

In the Victorian language of flowers, giving honeysuckle was a way of acknowledging a lady had a sweet disposition.

January 11, 2018

 

Native prairie habitat.

Native Prairies

Since the 1830s about 99 percent of American tall grass prairies have been destroyed.

October 12, 2017

 

Northern Cardinal munching on a berry.

Cardinals

Plant lots of nasturtiums, coneflowers, and sunflowers to provide seeds for these year-round garden residents.

October 27, 2016

 

Bird on a twig in autumn.

Autumn Poetry

George Eliot wrote, “Delicious autumn! …And if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

October 6, 2016

 

American beautyberry in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas.

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.

September 24, 2015

 

Veronica spicata ‘Glory’ Royal Candles.

Speedwells

Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.

August 28, 2014

 

Butterfly and Joe-Pye weed.

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

March 27, 2014

 

"...I love spring, spring is new / It’s new blades of grass, it’s rain on glass..."

Authors Unknown, Rhymes Of Spring

Here are some anonymous rhymes celebrating and beckoning vernal season.

September 5, 2013

 

Pyracantha shrub.

Pyracanthas’ Berries Brighten Winter Landscape

Pyracantha is a shrub with evergreen glossy foliage and broad spreading growth. One disadvantage is its thorns, thus the common name of firethorn.

January 3, 2013

 

Sumac tree.

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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