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Bay Wise Conservation Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Learn how to be 'Bay Wise' and help stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in helping to save the bay! To register, go to http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/...

Euphorbia ‘Mrs. Robb’s Bonnet’

Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘ Robbiae’ For gardeners on the lookout for plants with multi-season interest, this perennial euphorbia merits examination. In spring and summer, rosettes of leaves are a shiny deep green, a good backdrop for sprays of chartreuse flowers in late spring/early summer. In fall,...

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster salicifolius repens Have a slope or hard-to-mow area? Willowleaf cotoneaster is an easy groundcovering shrub, pest resistant, and fast growing. In full sun it rewards the grower with bright red berries in the fall and into the winter. With increasing shade, there are fewer berries. In...

Groundsel bush, High-Tide bush, Sea myrtle

Baccharis halimifolia In late summer/early fall when little else is in bloom, this multistemmed shrub takes center stage in your landscape. From September into October female plants produce fluffy white seedheads resembling silvery paintbrushes above its gray-green coarsely toothed foliage...

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora There is no denying that a blanket of ferns in a woodland garden is a beautiful sight. Autumn fern provides an extra ornamental value. Early in spring, new copper-red fronds, which are very autumnal in color, emerge from the center of the plant. Mature fronds are a deep,...

Spigelia, Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica When plant guru Allan Armitage calls a plant “striking”, “wonderful” and “stop in your tracks”, you know you’re on to something. With bright red outside and pure yellow inside, this native perennial is rarely seen in gardens yet this may change when word gets out how easy, pest...

Blanket flower, Gaillardia

Gaillardia x grandiflora Add sizzle to your summer garden in shades of orange, burgundy red, and yellow with this perennial flower. Its daisy-like flowers bloom from spring to early fall. Blanket flower is an easy-to-care for plant, handling drought and heat with ease. It can even grow in almost...

Annual vinca, Madagascar periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus ‘Cascade Lilac’ Low maintenance, good drought tolerance, and easy availability all help popularize annual vinca (not to be confused with Vinca major or Vinca minor , the evergreen ground covers.) A Madagascar native, annual vinca grows 1 ½ feet tall and wide, blooming...

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Ginny Williams
Cotoneaster salicifolius repens Have a slope or hard to mow area? Willowleaf cotoneaster is an easy groundcovering shrub, pest resistant, and fast growing. Grown in full sun, it will reward the grower with bright red berries in the fall and into the winter. With increasing shade there are fewer...

Fountain Grass ‘Karley Rose’

Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’ When drought hits a summer garden, the rosy pink plumes of ‘Karley Rose’ are as perky as ever. This ornamental grass can be used as the backbone of perennial beds or a low dense screen. Clumps grow about 3-4 feet tall and wide. Above its clean disease-resistant...

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