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Spiderwort is a low maintenance native perennial


Some people call them widow’s tears. Others confuse them with daylilies. Still others have never even heard of them. Spiderworts are tough native plants that don’t choke out the rest of your garden residents. Our most common one is the … Continue reading

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Hornbeam is another native tree with winter landscape appeal


A couple weeks ago I wrote about river birch and its beauty in winter. It’s just one of several useful native species. Many are underused in my opinion. One of my personal favorites for naturalizing is a birch relative with … Continue reading

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Rose Mallow


Check out the sunny wet areas along our roadsides and you can’t miss them. This early July heat is speeding their maturity, but they look like they are hanging tough. Huge white or pink blooms now adorn our landscape. Individual … Continue reading

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