Native Plant Gardening

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Updated: September 16, 2021

Recommended Native Plants for Maryland

Find native plant recommended for Maryland gardens and landscapes.
monarda fistulosa plants in bloom with lavender flowers
Updated: June 23, 2021

Why Include Native Plants in Your Garden?

5 good reasons to include native plants in your yard and garden.
pink flowers of hairy beardtongue
Updated: August 11, 2021

Why Oak Trees are Declining or Dying

Oak trees are declining for a variety of reasons.
oak decline symptoms
Updated: August 10, 2021

Ornamental and Native Grasses for the Landscape

Find native and ornamental grasses for your yard and garden.
native grasses and other native plants in an urban garden setting
Updated: July 12, 2021

Orange Aphids on Milkweed

Oleander aphids, (Aphis nerii) are little orange insects that commonly infest milkweed plants.
orange oleander aphids on swamp milkweed
Updated: June 14, 2021

Diagnose Dogwood Problems - Chart

Easy to use chart to identify problems with dogwood trees.
Updated: May 26, 2021

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a Maryland native plant with orange flowers. It is one of the best nectar plants for a wide variety of pollinators.
butterfly milkweed in a garden
Updated: May 18, 2021

Blackgum, Sourgum, or Tupelo Tree

Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) is a Maryland native tree commonly found in forests of wet to average moisture.
blackgum tree with red foliage color
Updated: May 18, 2021

White Oak

White oak (Quercus alba), Maryland's state tree, is highly valuable to a variety of native wildlife.
white oak tree leaves
Updated: May 18, 2021

Hillside Blueberry

Hillside Blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum) is a Maryland native plant, a type of low bush blueberry that grows to about two feet in height.
native hillside blueberry