Blue Water Blog - gardening

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Rain Barrels: Your Questions Answered

Two brown colored rain barrels.
· by

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…

Virtual Flower Fridays with Herring Run Nursery

Join our Herring Run Nursery staff for fun livestreams and virtual Q&As each Friday in May! From rain barrels and pollinators, to gardening tips and tricks, we’ll be talking a new topic each week.  Livestreams will take place Fridays at…

Early Earth Day Birthday Party

This year, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come celebrate Earth Day, Month, Year and Decade with us at Herring Run Nursery! We have a plethora of native plants and expert staff and volunteers on hand to…

Gardening for Nature Workshop

Hummingbird, bee and flower

Join Herring Run Nursery and the Patterson Park Audubon Center for this unique workshop and plant sale at Charm City Meadworks! Learn how to transform your home, school, work, or community space into paradise for local birds, butterflies, and bees. …

What is Conservation Landscaping?

· by

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…

Five Plants You Think Are Native But Aren’t

· by

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…

How to Budget Your Native Plant Garden

· by

A native plant garden full of healthy, well-chosen plants is a joyous place: beautiful and full of wildlife. Too often, though, native plant gardens end up being something less than joyous. One the primary reasons that people are disappointed with their…