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Rain Barrels: Your Questions Answered

Two brown colored rain barrels.
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With April showers come May flowers, and rain barrels can help keep your gardens blooming and our local streams and rivers clean! Looking to install a rain barrel at home? Here are some frequently asked questions answered by our Restoration…

Herring Run Nursery: Online Ordering & Curbside Pickup

Erigeron pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'
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8/19/2020 UPDATE: We are continuing Online Orders with Curbside Pickup! We will contact you within 3 business days to schedule your pickup appointment. We are not offering delivery at this time. Want to schedule an in-person shopping experience? CLICK HERE…

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…