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Invasive Plant to Avoid: Winter Creeper

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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: Winter Creeper The Maryland Invasive Species Council maintains a list of species that present a particular…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Butterfly Bush

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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: Butterfly Bush Many of our customers are surprised to learn that butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: English Ivy

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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: English Ivy Few invasive plants are as lovingly embraced by unsuspecting homeowners as English ivy (Hedera…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Barberry

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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: Barberry Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is a deciduous shrub. Homeowners often plant it because of…

Six Great Native Plant Lectures for 2016

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Wondering why using native plants in your garden is so important to the environment? Curious about which plants, and planting strategies, are best for attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife? To make it easier, we are offering six great…

Make a Holiday Wreath With Native Plants

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Native plants provide more than just great food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long. Although many holiday decorations make use of evergreen plants, like boxwoods and spruce, decorators are often surprised to learn that…

Blue Water Baltimore’s 2014 Annual Report

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This year’s report is dedicated to the diverse people and institutions we work with to accomplish our mission of clean water and strong communities. We truly value all those who engage with us as partners in our shared vision of…