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SHRUB: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
It is in autumn that the twisted, spider-like, fragrant flowers of the species of Hamamelis illuminate the landscape in pale yellow. Continue reading

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Garden Musings: What’s stalking flowers and foliage?

Enjoy another entry in our series of short form thoughts on gardening and gardeners. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Deciduous

Deciduous trees fall mostly in the category of broadleaf trees, though there are a few conifers, such as larches and bald cypresses, which also lose their leaves in fall. The word comes from the Latin decidere, to fall off, and applies to trees that lose their leaves regularly in the fall season rather than describing leaf loss caused by drought or disease. Continue reading

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GRASS: Muhlenbergia capillaris (Hair-awn or Pink Muhly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The thin blades of this spectacular species droop at the tips to form a fine textured skirt for the airy, rosy-red plumes displayed in a spherical crown. Continue reading

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