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Herring Run Nursery – CLOSED

Bee on Senecio aurea
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  UPDATE – 3/24/2020 We are no longer able to accept online orders. We will be temporarily CLOSED to the public and unable to accept orders online or over the phone through April 4, 2020.  

Herring Run Nursery named one of Maryland’s Coolest Spaces

The Daily Record has named Herring Run Nursery one of ther 2020 Maryland's Coolest Spaces.
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The Daily Record’s 2020 Maryland’s Coolest Spaces have been chosen, and our Herring Run Nursery is a winner!  Maryland is home to hundreds of cool spaces, from breathtaking architecture and re-purposed buildings to sustainable green spaces like our Nursery. The…

What is Conservation Landscaping?

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Conservation landscaping is a mindful gardening practice that takes into account the impact your small garden has on the larger ecosystem and watershed. You may have heard this practice referred to as “Bayscaping” in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The most…

5 Plants You Thought Were Native

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Because native plants have a long co-evolutionary history with the native wildlife of a location, they are uniquely well-suited choices for the modern garden. In this age of climate-change and habitat destruction, our gardens should do more than just look…

5 Edible Native Plants!

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In honor of the Baltimore Herb Festival this Saturday, we’ve been thinking a lot about native edible plants. Guest blogger Skylar Gibbons-Reich, manager of Hidden Harvest Farm and Herring Run Nursery edible plant expert, put together this guide of five…

Aphids and Native Plants

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This time of year you will probably notice Aphids clustered along stems and leaves in your garden.  Many gardeners ask themselves what to do about Aphids.  Our answer is simple: If you want your garden to support the ecosystem, leave…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Japanese Spurge

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This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Herring Run Nursery will be focusing each day on one invasive plant and a native alternative. Don’t Plant: Japanese Spurge Brought from Eastern Asia as an ornamental ground-cover, Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra) is an…