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Native Roses of Maryland

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Are you looking to kick your native plant garden up a notch? Do you prize native shrubs that are beautiful and support many kinds of wildlife? Look no further than Maryland’s native roses. These are not intensely-bred hybrid roses that…

How to Budget Your Native Plant Garden

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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…

Red Twig Dogwood: Native Plant for All Seasons

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The most popular native plants at Herring Run Nursery are ones that offer beauty year-round. The beauty of a native plant that shines in winter is that they help preserve the sense of seasonality.  Winter in Maryland has its own special…

Native Plants Make for a Happy Pollinator Week

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This week, Blue Water Baltimore is celebrating National Pollinator Week. Pollinating animals are critical to a healthy ecosystem as well as to urban gardens and farms, so having an excuse to call attention to these vital critters is a welcome…