Native Blooms for the Summer Garden

MGNV - Sustainable Landscaping LogoSpring brings an abundance of showy flowering plants to gardens in the Mid-Atlantic region, while Fall offers the beauty of colorful foliage, fruits, and seed heads. Summer flowering native plants have equally glorious ornamental qualities and provide your garden with continuity of bloom important to supporting local wildlife. Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills as she describes the characteristics and attributes of 35 native perennials, woody plants, and grasses that bloom during the summer months. Elaine, a creative force behind the MGNV resource Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic, will also discuss landscape uses, as well as care and maintenance tips for these native plants.

Zoom session, recorded June 4, 2021

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