Blue Water Blog - Native Plant Garden

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Kathryn George

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Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways.…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Will Johns

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Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways.…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Adam Jones

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Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways.…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Tess Oby Loys

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Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways.…

POSTPONED: Spring 2020 Kick-Off at Herring Run Nursery

Herring Run Nursery display area

 In light of recent recommendations for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Blue Water Baltimore events through April 11, 2020 are postponed. Please click here to read the full message from our Executive Director. Thank you so…

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…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Japanese Wisteria

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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: Japanese Wisteria The Maryland Invasive Species Council maintains a list of species that present a particular…

Invasive Plant to Avoid: Nandina

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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: Nandina Nandina (Nandina domestica) is such a common landscaping shrub that you might have thought…