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Cercidiphyllum japonicum – Sweet Katsura Tree

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

There are few trees more appealing in the landscape than the Katsura tree. Cercidiphyllum japonicum trees truly have four-season interest. Their beautiful heart-shaped leaves flutter on this 40-60 foot pyramidal...

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Milkweed – Friend of the Monarch!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Featured, Perennials | 0 comments

Asclepias or Milkweed is a wonderful garden plant that not only beautifies your landscape but also provides the much needed nectar and larval food of the Monarch butterfly. These native perennials are adaptable,...

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Tilia americana – The Basswood Tree

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

 In his wonderful book ‘Stalking the Healthful Herbs’, Euell Gibbons describes...

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea – The Lovely Lingonberry!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Growing up and having some Swedish heritage, lingonberry jam was a pantry...

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Cercis – The Rosy Redbud

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Redbud trees in bloom are one of my favorite sights in spring! The unique way...

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi – Brilliant Bearberry!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Winter is upon us and I’ve rediscovered how much I love to see Arctostaphylos...

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Fothergilla – A native wonder!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

Fothergilla, known as Witch-Alder, is a wonderfully fragrant and interesting...

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