Tag Archives: Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

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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FERN: Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

This week’s Tried and True Plant for the Mid-Atlantic is the beautiful and impressive Ostrich Fern. Continue reading

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GRASS: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Once the dominant species of the North American tallgrass prairie, this warm-season grass is noted for the open, airy appearance of its seed heads and the multi-season interest of its foliage.  In addition to its use as an ornamental, Switchgrass is also utilized for soil conservation and as a biomass crop. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Rhizome

Those of us who garden are probably most familiar with a rhizome as one of those brown knobby things irises grow out of. The mind of a cook might turn to ginger, which my neighbor thought this gardener was offering him when she recently thinned her irises… Continue reading

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