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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 hearing the ‘Basswood’ long before you see it. When the garden is aswarm with the humming of bees, it’s clear how well loved our...

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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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Stewartia pseudocamellia – A four-season beauty

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Featured, Trees and Shrubs | 0 comments

There are few trees that match the grace and beauty of Stewartia...

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