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Christmas fern is a native plant with landscape potential


Now that we’ve had several hard frosts, many of the herbaceous wild plants have withered. There is one native woodland fern that is still bright and green. It’s called Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) and it’s a native with untapped potential. … Continue reading

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Gathering wild plants is fun but learn your botany


People approach me and ask if I really collect all those wild plants and how I can identify them. Most think it’s difficult. Some even suggest it’s dangerous. It can be if you don’t learn your botany rules. Simply trying … Continue reading

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Eastern Red Cedar is an evergreen tree of many uses


One of our more versatile trees is eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana). It’s adaptable, resistant to decay and parts of it are edible and have medicinal uses. Red cedars are evergreens, so they provide protection from winter winds. They’re also … Continue reading

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