Pennsylvania Sedge Native Plant Spotlight

Pennsylvania Sedge Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: Pennsylvania sedge is a native sedge that can be used for a variety of gardens.  It does best in shade and part sun, but can tolerate full sun with enough water.  It can be used as an alternative for lawns, as a border, to stabilize a slope, or just mixed...
Bunny Blue Sedge Native Plant Spotlight

Bunny Blue Sedge Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: ‘Bunny Blue’ sedge is a native grass that adds interesting color to any shade garden.  It is deer and shade tolerant and works well in rain gardens.  It is a nice ground cover and is semi-evergreen as well.  Wait until spring to cut this grass...
Top Native Trees for Bees

Top Native Trees for Bees

Top 6 Native Trees for Bees When thinking of pollinator supporting plants, most people think of perennials and shrubs, but many Maryland native trees are great sources of food for bees.  Now that Howard County is becoming a “Bee City” we have compiled our...
Sweetbay Magnolia Native Plant Spotlight

Sweetbay Magnolia Native Plant Spotlight

  LGS Notes: Sweetbay magnolia is a medium size tree with showy white summer flowers. Some info from the USDA website on the interest to wildlife Sweetbay Magnolia provides: Magnolia seed ripens in mid-Autumn and is eaten and spread by songbirds, wild turkey,...
Prairie Dropseed Native Plant Spotlight

Prairie Dropseed Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: Prairie dropseed is a versitile native grass that is great for many different soil types, rain gardens, meadows, and it is deer resistant.  Birds love the seeds and it provides shelter for animals and insects. From the University of Wisconsin Master...

Eco-Friendly Gardening for the Fall

Eco-Friendly Gardening for the Fall The word is starting to spread that the ‘traditional’ way of maintaining landscapes isn’t always the best way to support an ecologically sustainable yard. It is important to practice eco-friendly gardening for the...