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Updates – September 19, 2019

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In The News, Updates – October 17, 2019

Trial Garden Update

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Updates – February 20, 2020

The Humane Gardener

Bees, foxes, squirrels—our natural neighbors use our gardens for food, and shelter. Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants “desirable” while others are “weeds”? Why are some larger animals welcome in our gardens, and others are “nuisances”? On Saturday, March 14th, discover how misperceptions and common gardening […]

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Updates – January 27, 2020

Homecoming for Helenium

Helenium, native to the Americas and popular as a garden plant in Europe, was trialed at Mt. Cuba from 2017-2019. The results of the trial are now available. Mt. Cuba Center releases Helenium for the Mid-Atlantic Region, a report that summarizes three years of evaluating 44 selections of the flowering perennial Helenium, sometimes called sneezeweed. […]

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Updates – January 21, 2020

Native Plants Awaiting Our Attention

Native plants are not just trendy additions to your home garden but provide lasting beauty and ecological value to the landscape. On Saturday, February 15th, learn about less popular but very necessary native plants species that enliven the world around us during Beyond Echinacea: Native Plants Awaiting our Attention from U.S. Botanic Garden Curator of […]

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Updates – November 22, 2019

Edible Native Plants

The fruits in your landscape aren’t just for the birds! There are many hardy native plants that provide human-safe (and delicious) edible leaves, fruits, and bark. On Saturday, January 18th learn more about these fascinating and tasty native plants from Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known and Eaten, for his lecture, Edible […]

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Updates – October 17, 2019

Sourcing Native Plants Research

A new website summarizing the research from 11 institutions is live for the public to explore new information about the impacts of gardening with native plants and their cultivars, called nativars. The research paper and summary can be accessed at SourcingNativePlants.com. In 2017, 12 researchers from institutions dedicated to horticulture, conservation, ecology, and educating the […]

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