Tag Archives: winter interest

TREE: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar)

The first of the 2020 Tried & True Native Plant selections is the Eastern Redcedar. This tree’s dense foliage provides excellent roosting and nesting cover for birds. Besides being a favorite wildlife food, the fruit gives gin its characteristic flavor. Continue reading

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In the Winter Garden, 2019 Edition

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Appreciating the winter garden makes for a happier all-season gardener, so this article, written by EMG Mary Free in December 2012, was worth revising and updating. Our gardens may lay mostly dormant in this season, but still there are some herbaceous and woody plants with color, form, and texture that can both surprise and delight in the winter landscape. Continue reading

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GRASS: Chasmanthium latifolium (River or Wild Oats, Northern Sea Oats)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This beautiful, tall woodland grass grows in upright clumps and produces fresh green leaves that are held perpendicular at intervals on stiff, wiry culms (hollow stems). Continue reading

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TREE: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar)

This week’s Tried & True selection is Eastern Redcedar. This tree’s dense foliage provides excellent roosting and nesting cover for birds. Besides being a favorite wildlife food, the fruit gives gin its characteristic flavor. Continue reading

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