50 Natives: Minnesota – Clematis occidentalis

1. Blue clematis, 2. Clematis occidentalis ‘Purple Clematis’, 3. Clematis occidentalis Bud, 4. Seed of Columbia Clematis Clematis are popular…

50 Natives: Idaho: Castilleja chromosa – Desert Indian Paintbrush

It’s a good choice for Rock gardens, hummingbird and butterfly gardens and naturalized desertscapes. It’s hemi parasitic – meaning that…

50 Natives: Kentucky: Adiantum capillus-veneris – Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair  Ferns have some sort of magnetic quality.  I am so overwhelmingly attracted to them,  like a moth to a…

50 Natives: Illinois (again) Helianthus grosseserratus – Sawtooth Sunflower

Ahem… I am redeeming myself from last week’s inaccurate native…. I promise you Helianthus grosserratus is an Illinois native… 1….

50 Natives: Illinois: Stachys byzantina – Lamb’s Ear

NOTE: I am not sure how I made the mistake…since I was double checking in disbelief right from the beginning…but…

50 Natives: North Carolina: Chelone obliqua – (Turtlehead)

1. Chelone obliqua ‘Pink Turtlehead’, 2. sköldpaddsört,  3. chelone, 4. August 2009, 5. turtleheads The upright bushy mound of green…

50 Natives: Tennessee : Asplenium scolopendrium – Hart’s Tongue Fern

by Marc Bartsch Asplenium scolopendrium is an interesting fern.  It is native to England and the US but the British…

50 Natives: Iowa: Diospyros virginiana – American Persimmon

Am I the only one that associates persimmons with warmer dry climates? I think of California or Sicily where I…

50 Native: Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliant’ – Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia is native to much of the eastern seaboard but since my options for states are dwindling (only 15…

50 Natives: Maine: Sanguisorba canadensis – Canadian Burnet

Moving back into my own regional neighborhood (i.e last week in Utah – now in Maine) I am busily researching…

50 Natives : Utah : Salix exigua (Coyote Willow)

by Carolannie This small tree is on my list for planting early this spring.  I intend to use it as…

50 Natives: Georgia – Hydrangea Quercifolia – Oak Leaf Hydrangea

1. Oak-leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), 2. Hydrangea quercifolia touched by frost, 3. oakleaf hydrangea, 4. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Applause’-Le Jardin des…

Daily Garden: Modern Japanese

Daily Garden: Modern Japanese

This daily garden was created by Mindscape in a residential garden in Japan. Thankfully a picture is worth a thousand…

50 Natives: Florida: Nyssa sylvatica  – Black Gum

50 Natives: Florida: Nyssa sylvatica – Black Gum

It is the little known tree that captures our attention every fall.  The Nyssa sylvatica, (also known as the black…

50 Natives: Florida – Bursera simaruba – Gumbo Limbo

1. gumbo limbo tree, 2. Fly on Gumbo Limbo flower, 3. Gumbo Limbo Butterfly, 4. gumbo limbo tree, 5. Gumbo…

50 Natives: Louisiana: Taxodium distichum – Bald Cypress

New Years Resolution #2: Finish what you start.  By my accounting I have 20 states left in my 50 natives…

50 Natives: Rhode Island : Asters (White Wood Aster, Smooth Aster, Heath Aster and New England Aster)

50 Natives: Rhode Island : Asters (White Wood Aster, Smooth Aster, Heath Aster and New England Aster)

by Er.We As the line of peak foliage moves south (I think it is in my neighborhood right now),  asters…

50 Natives: Illinois : Oenothera speciosa (Pink Ladies, Showy Evening Primrose) – Inspired by Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely

Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely and Pink Loves Brown in a bit of a soul sister. She is a…

50 Natives: Utah: Penstemon eatonii – Firecracker Penstemon: Inspired By Dooce

Once again it is time to introduce you to another of my favorite bloggers by way of taking inspiration from…

50 Natives: New Jersey : Inspired by Susan Cohan

Blogging and moving around the internet in the last year has been a continuous adventure where I have had the…

50 Natives : New Hampshire: Rosa Carolina – inspired by Holly Becker

Note about plants inspired by people from previous posts:I had a lot of fun with picking plants inspired by people…so…

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