Plant of the Week

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Everyone’s Summer Favorite: Hydrangeas

July 14, 2021
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With immense flower heads, hydrangeas have an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors are beautiful, with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender, and rose. Easy to grow, these are a summer staple in our area, a must in any partly shaded area. Hydrangeas don’t mind our sandy soil, you can see them […]

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“Coreopsis — called tickseed, but not for ticks”

July 2, 2021
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This week’s Coastal Point newspaper feature is “Coreopsis — called tickseed, but not for ticks” by Liz Nalle. Thank you Coastal Point newspaper! COASTAL POINT: The coreopsis family, also known as tickseeds, are just about the ideal garden plant — long bloom time, low maintenance, gorgeous flowers and good foliage. What more could you ask […]

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Thinking about a Bradford Pear? Read this.

April 2, 2021
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It’s in full bloom now, so you may have noticed a small/medium sized tree blooming white along our roadsides the past few weeks – blooming white, in round flower clusters. It’s everywhere, up and down our major and minor roads and in fields. These trees are descendants of the Bradford Pear, a cultivated variety of […]

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NOTEWORTHY NATIVE – Red Maple

March 31, 2020
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Red Maples are easy to grow, provide great shade, have beautiful flowers in the spring and gorgeous fall color. Have you seen a tree with branches that look like they are tinged red or pink recently? It’s probably a Red Maple, Acer rubrum if you want the Latin name, one of our most common native […]

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