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Spiderwort

Spiderwort is an Old Favorite

Spiderwort or Tradescantia virginiana is native throughout the Eastern U.S. from Maine to Alabama, and was first introduced to Europe as a garden plant in 1629. Arriving in my garden as a weed, it’s been a keeper for me, despite…

Time for a Summer Tune-up!

Perennials to Prune for Rebloom It's late June when not much is blooming (thankfully, my hydrangeas ARE in bloom), and early-blooming perennials are looking pretty bad.  But many of them will perk up, put out new leaves and even rebloom…

Self-Seeding Perennials for the Budget-Conscious Gardener

Plants that multiply are great for filling up gardens without busting the budget, so I asked Larry Hurley to recommend some for our blog readers.   But because self-seeding plants CAN be a headache (or worse), Larry asks us to first…

A Walk on the Wild Side – Part 2

I explored the MD side of Great Falls this time (okay, so technically the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park), and hiked the 1.7-mile first section of the Billy Goat Trail.
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