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Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, TreeBaltimore and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to offer residents a variety of native tree species for FREE! From small flowering…

‘Tis the Season For Deer Rub

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“Buck Rubbing on Tree” by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0.  Why do white-tailed deer rub their antlers on trees? Each spring, male deer (also called ‘stags’ or ‘bucks’) grow a new set of antlers. In the…

How to Plant Your New Free Tree

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Right tree, right place. Congratulations, you decided to plant a new tree! Depending on the species, trees can live for a few decades and up to a few centuries. So choose wisely! Before you dig, do research on native trees…

Do your part. Protect our green spaces in Baltimore!

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What are native, non-native, and invasive plant species? Native species have co-evolved in specific ecosystems for thousands of years. Native plants are anchors of healthy, biodiverse communities. They have adapted to local soils and climate conditions. Each species plays a…

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…

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…