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5 Steps to a Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Landscape Most Maryland residents live within a half-mile of a storm drain, stream or river. Most of those waterways eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay. What we do to maintain our own landscapes can affect the health of our local waterways (drainage ditches, streams, and rivers), the Chesapeake Bay, and our environment.
How to Attract and Conserve Pollinators/Natural Enemies in Your Garden Many beneficial insects feed on the pollen and nectar provided by flowering plants. They also need the shelter offered by:
Our Recent Weather Swings Causes "Plant Confusion" Our unusual weather in recent weeks has inspired spring blooms to begin early. They were subsequently pummeled by the return of winter weather and temperatures over several nights.
Yew Taxus cuspidata
Apple Malus domestica
Anthurium, Flamingo flower Anthurium andraeanum
Northern Bayberry Morella  pensylvanica  (Myrica pensylvanica)
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Snake Plant ‘Golden Hahnii’ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’
Blue Star Juniper Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’
Eastern Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana
Crab Cactus Crab cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, Claw cactus, Schlumbergera truncate
Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema modestum  
Sapphireberry Symplocos paniculata
Euphorbia ‘Mrs. Robb’s Bonnet’ Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Robbiae’
Black gum Nyssa sylvatica
Fothergilla Fothergilla major
Willowleaf Cotoneaster Cotoneaster salicifolius repens
Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’ Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’
Pawpaw Asimina triloba
Goldenrain Tree, Chinese Flametree Koelreuteria bipinnata
Bronze Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Pupureum 
Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Spigelia, Indian pink Spigelia marilandica
Pentas, Egyptian star flower Pentas lanceolata
Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica
Delphinium Delphinium grandiflorum


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