Monthly Archives: November 2018

PERENNIAL: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

The lovely coneflower is native to Ilinois, Missouri and Arkansas but supports so many beneficial insects and goldfinches that it functions as a native in the sunny garden in our area. Continue reading

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Gift Books for Gardeners

For many gardeners, reading about gardening is the next best thing to working in their garden or tending their containers. Below, in no particular order, are sources to consider if you are looking for a book for your favorite gardener this holiday season. Continue reading

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FERN: Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern)

Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern), this week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic turns a beautiful shade of yellow in the fall. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Check out the beautiful foliage of this vigorous ground-hugging shrub. This week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic is the lovely ground cover Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac). Continue reading

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