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TREE: Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay or Swamp Magnolia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Lovely, lemon-scented, cup-shaped flowers appear mid-spring and bloom intermittently throughout the summer, followed in the fall by showy conelike fruit. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

This attractive native shrub, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), is a member of the Rose family and is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: The Pollinator Victory Garden

If you are looking for planting strategies with the potential to improve the productivity of your vegetable garden, or if you have heard about “companion planting” and want to know what science supports, Plant Partners by Jessica Walliser is a good resource. Continue reading

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TREE: Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The Red Maple tolerates the widest variety of soil conditions of any North American forest species. Continue reading

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