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Updates – January 14, 2022

Top Performing Hydrangeas

By Sam Hoadley and Laura Reilly From naturalistic to formal, native hydrangeas find themselves used in a variety of garden settings. Our latest trial report has a hydrangea for everyone amongst the three species and 26 cultivars included in our five-year evaluation. There are even a few wild hydrangea cultivars (like Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle® Wee White) […]

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Updates – December 22, 2021

2022 Downloadable Calendar

    2022 Mt. Cuba Calendar  Enjoy Mt. Cuba Center’s native plants all year long with our free monthly calendar downloads! These calendars will help you stay organized and embrace the year ahead while connecting with nature. The downloads can be used as a wallpaper for your desktop, tablet, and phone, or they can be […]

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Updates – November 19, 2021

Planning Your Spring Garden

By Leah Brooks Although planting time for herbaceous perennials is nearly over, planning time has already begun! As the temperatures drop and frost begins to form with regularity at night, the time to plant herbaceous plants comes to a close. A herbaceous perennial is a plant composed of soft non-woody tissue that lives for a […]

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Updates – November 9, 2021

Rebuilding a Forest

By Lizzie Wilson  Last month, a three-acre field in Mt. Cuba Center’s natural lands became home to 3,000 new native trees and shrubs. More than 60 volunteers worked tirelessly over two weeks to get all of the plants in the ground. Three thousand plants may seem like a lot, but this is actually part of […]

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Updates – October 29, 2021

The American Chestnut

This poem was originally published in “The American Chestnut” The Turk’s Cap Vol. 24:3. p.11.  Pamela Crowe is a Mt. Cuba volunteer.          The goal of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to help the American chestnut tree make a comeback through scientific research. Mt. Cuba grows chestnut trees from seeds for Tyler Arboretum […]

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