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PERENNIAL: Monarda didyma, Scarlet Beebalm

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This member of the Mint family, native to eastern North America, grows in dense clusters along creeks and banks, as well as in thickets and woods.  Prized by humans as an aromatic herb, … Continue reading

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There is More to a Garden than Flowers and Foliage – Wildlife in the Shade Garden

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener In early spring, the Quarry/Shade Garden is hardly shady. Before the trees have leafed out, sun streams through bare branches beckoning the ephemerals to emerge and effloresce. As the canopy thickens, light dapples flowers of … Continue reading

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