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Native Alternatives to Overused Foundation Plants, Part II

In Part I of this article, posted last week, we presented alternatives to some traditional foundation shrubs that are considered invasive in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. In Part II, we consider alternatives to other overused non-native shrubs. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
New in 2019! The beautiful Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea). Continue reading

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Blooming Red, White, and BLUE

We wrap up our celebration of patriotic color flowers with those that are shades and tints of blue. Some of the pictured flowers may tend more toward a lavender hue, because in nature blue flowers constitute “less than 10 percent of the 280,000 species of flowering plants” according to David Lee, an emeritus professor at Florida International University. Continue reading

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