50 Natives

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Maybe you remember a while back before the election, I was taking inspiration from the candidates for my native plant series. I have started to...

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Barry at Sunshine Farms inspired my choice of natives plants for Maryland. Though called Virginia Bluebells, they are actually native to much of the eastern...

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Have you heard this joke....Why is it so windy in Wyoming?...because Nebraska s**ks....(I am from CO - I can't help myself - please Nebraskans, try...

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Deborah Silver has a new blog called Dirt Simple (which is great and worth a visit) -- and she recently mentioned Butterburr in a post....a...

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Bee Balm has to be one of my favorite plants. The purple variety is nice, but the Red (Monarda didyma) simply takes my breath away....

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One of things that I love about planting trees is the realization of how long this thing that you are putting in a place is...

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It is spring and it is Ramp season. Ramps are type of wild onion/leek that are native to much of the eastern US but are...

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Carla commented on the last book giveaway that Ribes Sanguineum was her favorite native plant in California....but since we already did California (the CA poppy)......

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Spring has sprung (finally!). Happy Spring!! One of the earliest harbingers of the season is the arrival of pussy willows in the flower stalls. I...

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huckleberry (OREGON VACCINIUM )
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Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Hound, Huckleberry Pie (Strawberry Shortcake's best friend).... I am wondering if, even though these broadly known characters are all named for the...

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What is a Locavore? Actually added to the dictionary last year, it refers to people who go to great lengths to source locally grown and...

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The flower is utterly magical to behold, but is made even more precious by the fact that its blooms are rare and special occasions.  For...

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I could choose almost any state in the union for this to be a native of...it grows almost everywhere (sometimes invasively). I am going with...

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Dick Cheney inspired my choice of native plants from his own state of Wyoming.  Atriplex canescens or four wing saltbush is not only visually similar...

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The state tree of South Carolina, Sabal palmetto, is making me long for warm sandy beaches. Sabal palmetto grows up to 65 ft (20 m)...

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I think I will call it the Sugar Maple of the south....because it almost could pass for the same tree. Sweetgum is one of the...

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I am celebrating my trip to Washington later this week with a Native of DC (and areas all around it).   The Dwarf Crested Iris...

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Oemleria cerasiformis native plant from Canada
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In response to my request for suggestions for native plants from you my dear readers, I received this lovely suggestion from Christian Bernard in Vancouver. ...

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I have to admit...after the fun I had with my presidential candidates inspired native plants I am struggling to continue the series.  I love it,...

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I am guest blogging this week at Design Mom, who is based in NYC. So with 'Design Mom' and 'mom's who are interested in design'...

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Horse Tail, while native to almost every US state, is, for nostalgic reasons, my Montana pick. As kids, my sister, cousins, and I spent a...

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