Tags » Native Plants

Green in Winter: Sedges

Sedges are grass-like plants and there is a wonderful diversity of them. There are over 200 species in the genus Carex alone for the Great Lakes area – a fine-grained set of variations on a theme. 371 more words

Native Plants

Cedar Sage Sensation

Normally, I wouldn’t give Cedar Sage, Salvia roemeriana, much thought this time of year. A lovely perennial which reaches the zenith of its beauty during spring blooming time, the nice little winter rosettes, 602 more words

Book Review: A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees by Dave Goulson

In the preface, the author (now a Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex) dates his interest in bumblebees to when he was 7 years old and moved with his family to a little village in Shropshire. 1,061 more words

Native Plants

Bird Bath Survivor

All summer and fall, when lifting the bowl of this bird bath to clean and refill with fresh water,

…I observed a hardy sprig of native… 145 more words

Native Hydrangea Handles The Cold

By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - OK, now we’ve had some snow and ice, although nothing quite like last year’s extended cold snaps that froze the buds off many of those old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas, ( 168 more words

Watch + Listen

Seeds stratifying in the fridge

I can now sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee, if not something a little stronger. (Although, the way Michael makes the double expresso, it is difficult to think of a stronger beverage.) I have sorted my seeds into those needing stratification and those not, and further sorted them by date that they need something done to them. 625 more words

Native Plants

The Persimmons LIED

Late in summer last year I dissected some persimmon seeds to see their winter weather prediction. They unanimously insisted winter would be colder than normal. While winter came a bit earlier and thankfully has been a bit wet the temperatures have been more than mild to say the least. 256 more words

Native Plants