Category Archives: Native Plants

Laying Out the Garden

Everything  Laid Out It’s the 4th of July and it is moving day for the plants that Taryn, Gail and Barb have all been babysitting for several months. Next week we will hold the Session on Perennials and the following … Continue reading

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Our Final Plant List , Perennials Part One

As the time draws near for planting our butterfly garden we are busy gathering the plants that we have chosen to put in beginning the first week of July. While this is not the ideal time to be planting we … Continue reading

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Native Plants Part Four

Achillea millefolium ‘Terracotta’, commonly called yarrow, is a herbaceous perennial that has multicolored daisy like flowers that grow on a flat-topped corym. The flowers range in color from salmon-peach to pale yellow-orange to terra cotta. They will flower all summer if … Continue reading

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Winter Sowing Seeds Outdoors

We recently received a comment from Anita Bowers from Chester County PA about a method called winter sowing. This is a method that would be helpful for those of us who don’t  have the space indoors to start seeds. The … Continue reading

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Native Plants Three

We have already discussed the Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) in a previous post, but two other species are often recommended for a butterfly garden so we will look at them next. Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is also known as Rose … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bush – Be Careful What You Plant

When you are planning a butterfly garden, one of the things you do is  research which plants will attract them. You want to make sure that you have both host plants and nectar plants so that the caterpillar and the … Continue reading

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Native Plants Two

Liatris spicata  ‘Kobold’  (Gay feather, Blazing star) is a native perennial cultivar of a U.S prairie plant with fuzzy spikes of purple flowers that open from the top down. They can grow to 2-2.5′ and the spread is 12-18″. Flowering … Continue reading

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Native Plants One

Since we will be using many native plants in our garden I thought it might be helpful to provide information on plants that would do well in our Chester County, PA location. This will be the first of many posts … Continue reading

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