SMARTWEED: BE GRATEFUL IT’S PRETTY Pink smartweed and white fall asters share the October sun, at the edge of
AILANTHUS AND SUMAC You came across a tree with long palm-like tropical leaves. What is it? In New England,
SHADES OF MAPLE: DEATH BY NORWAY A Norway maple has three effective ways of destroying your lawn: dense summer
ODE TO THE WHITE PINE WEEVIL When we talk about preserving biodiversity by preserving our native plants, part of
CATALPA: GREAT AMERICAN and INVADER? The northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) is a beautiful, tropical-looking North American native shade tree with
Save the Seeds: Rudbeckia and Wild Asters To celebrating this first week of autumn, in my Mother’s garden, the deep-yellow
GREAT AMERICANS: AUTUMN VINES Autumn officially came this past week. Here’s a catbrier turning red on a fence in
Winter Moss Mice This moss is so insignificant when dormant that it’s functionally invisible. But add winter rain and get
GREAT AMERICANS: THE MONARCHS’ MILKWEED How about contributing to the monarch butterfly survival fund? It’s easy: plant a milkweed today.
FALL IN THE SHADE GARDEN So many garden look great in spring, then enthusiasm wanes and the color’s gone.
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