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Diggin' the Natives: Pycnanthemum muticum

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Everyone loves pollinator plants, right?  What’s not to love – butterflies, bees, moths and so many others. So, how do you get all these lovlies to your garden?  Plant Pycnanthemum muticum, or Mountain Mint, one of the best native nectar sources for native butterflies! While the pinkish/white flowers in summer are rather small, the showy […]

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Diggin’ the Natives – Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ (Dwarf Ironweed)

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The name is rockin’ but the fun doesn’t stop there!  Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ is one of the hottest plants on the market right now.  Excellent, clean foliage, dwarf habit, AND purple flowers when nothing else seems to be blooming (in the fall). Many have been “scared” away from New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) due to […]

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Diggin' the Natives – Labrador Violets

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NOT too cute for punk rock, this week’s native plant is Labrador Violets – Viola labradorica.

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Diggin' the Natives – Bloodroot

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Bloodroot, with clean white flowers standing 6” tall, is a show stopper in early spring.

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Diggin' the Natives – Jack-in-the Pulpit!

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Arisaema triphyllum – Jack-in-the-Pulpit has flowers which continue to surprise over time – many are green but others have wonderful purple striping. But the excitement doesn’t end there.

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Diggin' the Natives – Virginia Bluebells

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Can’t wait for bluebells and butterflies!

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New Feature; New Contributor

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There are two things to celebrate today. PRG has a new feature AND a new contributor. Starting today, new contributor Wendy Brister will start by authoring “Diggin’ the Natives,” a native plant of the week profile.

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