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Native Plants: Best Choice For Your Garden

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When it comes to choosing plants for your yard, the choices can seem overwhelming. Every gardener, when they first began gardening in earnest, struggled to figure out what plants were the best plants for their gardens. The variables can appear…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Daylilies

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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: Daylilies Daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) are so popular in Maryland that it is hard to believe that…

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…

64,000 Rain Gardens for the Chesapeake Bay?

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Do rain gardens really work to protect aquatic wildlife? Researchers at Washington State University decided to find out for sure, and set up a pretty simple but clever test: salmon.  They collected storm water from around the Seattle region and…