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Sharp Leadenhall Street Tree Tour

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Last week, United States Senator Benjamin Cardin joined Blue Water Baltimore and the South Baltimore Partnership to tour street trees in the the Sharp Leadenhall neighborhood and discuss the importance of strong community partnerships. Betty Bland-Thomas, President of South Baltimore…

How to Choose A Black-eyed Susan

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Black-eyed Susans are a mainstay of native plant gardens in Baltimore for good reason. They bloom reliably from late summer through to first frost, sometimes flowering into December. The bright yellow and gold flowers complement purples and blues of asters…

Unexpected Visitor Brings Hope to the Jones Falls

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While collecting water samples for the EPA Mill Corridor Study in the lower Jones Falls stream, Blue Water Baltimore Water Quality Manager Alice Volpitta and Intern Chris Bellmyer, stumbled upon something that they had never seen before — a 30-inch long…

Library Square Stormwater Management

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On August 3, Blue Water Baltimore agreed to contract terms with Biohabitats for a MAJOR community greening and stormwater restoration project at Library Square. This project, Blue Water Baltimore’s largest single stormwater management project to date, will treat runoff flowing…

Farewell Maddalena

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Maddalena Blondell began volunteering at Herring Run Nursery three summers ago when she was just 16. A budding plant enthusiast, Maddalena had an interest in learning more about the connection between plants and people. She volunteered repotting plants, staking sapling…

Environmental Construction Team

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The newly established Environmental Construction Team is a small and tight knit unit of veteran construction and landscaping specialists. Currently they are under contract with Baltimore Tree Trust to create tree pits for street trees in neighborhoods near Patterson Park…

Four Ferns for Dry Places

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When gardeners are looking for native plants for dry shade, ferns are not often the first type of plant to come to mind. It is true that many species of ferns prefer consistent moisture, yet there are ferns that are…

Six Perennials To Bring the Pollinators

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When gardeners realize the value of our native pollinators and the crucial relationship those pollinators have with native plants, a natural question arises. What are the best native plants for pollinators? There are many different ways to answer that question but,…