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Grape

Grape (Vitus)

I have such fond memories of grape. As a kid, I used to swing from a thick old vine off a forested hillside. My parents diligently spent entire summers cutting the base of these vines to save young trees. 331 more words

Native Plant

PERENNIAL: Rudbeckia fulgida (Eastern Coneflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This species of coneflower, distinct from Rudbeckia hirta, the annual “Black-Eyed Susan,” features long-lasting and abundant “daisy-like” flowers that attract butterflies mid-summer to fall. 27 more words

MG In The Garden

A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS

A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS

Some plants are pollinated by wind, others by water and some are even self-pollinating.  However, most flowering plants depend on bees, birds, flies, beetles, butterflies or other creatures to pollinate their flowers.  526 more words

Gardening

Blue berries

There are few truly blue fruits or flowers, perhaps because very few creatures can see the color blue (birds and primates are the most important groups that can). 138 more words

Nature

Violet

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) or Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata)

I’m not sure just when I discovered the value of this plant but somewhere along the line it went from most annoying to one of my most valuable assets. 245 more words

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August 27: Community Stewardship Workday at 9:00am

Come out to Rainbow Beach Dunes this Saturday August 27 at 9:00 am to take a nature walk, clean up the nature area, and collect seeds with birders from around Chicago! 394 more words

Workday