Category Archives: MG in the Garden

VINE: Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Lonicera sempervirens Lonicera sempervirens
Low maintenance and showy, Trumpet Honeysuckle blooms intermittently until frost.
Check out Mary Free’s video of Hummingbirds feasting on Lonicera flowers.  Continue reading

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SHRUB: Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This elegant large shrub to small tree, found in woods and thickets, has an upright oval crown when young, often becoming irregular with drooping lower branches.  Continue reading

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The Lure of the Lawn

“My decision to remove most of the turf grass from my yard germinated over many years and after learning about the state of the nation’s lands and waters. What’s the connection? Our love affair with our lawns – with a thick green carpet of grass, free of weeds – comes at a steep cost to the environment.” Continue reading

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FERN: Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern) turns a beautiful shade of yellow in the fall and smells like hay when crushed between your fingers. Continue reading

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