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Norway Maple

Back to Invasive Plant Photos and Information Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Photo: Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org About Norway Maple: An Invasive Plant in Maryland Life cycle/information: Norway maple (Acer platanoides) is a broadleaf deciduous tree that grows up to 50+ feet in height...

Giant Hogweed

Back to Invasive Plant Photos and Information Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org About Giant Hogweed: An Invasive Plant in Maryland Life cycle/information: Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a herbaceous perennial...

Invasive Plant Photos and Information

Back to Weed Identification Photos Invasive plants out-compete and eliminate native species resulting in negative ecological changes. Grasses Invasive Grass Management Japanese stiltgrass Wavyleaf basketgrass Herbaceous Invasive Herbaceous Plant/Groundcover Management Canada thistle Garlic mustard...

Privet

Back to Invasive Plant Photos and Information Privet (Ligustrum obtusifolium) Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org About Privet: An Invasive Plant in Maryland Life cycle/information: Border privet (Ligustrum obtusifolium) , is a perennial, woody, semi-deciduous shrub...

Winter Creeper Euonymus

Back to Invasive Plant Photos and Information Winter Creeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei) Photo: James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org About Winter Creeper Euonymus: An Invasive Plant in Maryland Life cycle/information: Winter creeper euonymus (Euonymus fortunei) , also called creeping...

Burning Bush

Back to Invasive Plant Photos and Information Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) Winged burning bush (Euonymus alatus). Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org About Burning Bush: An Invasive Plant in Maryland Life cycle/information: Burning bush, also called winged euonymus...

Container Vegetable Garden Photos

Growing in containers allows just about everyone to experience the joy of vegetable gardening. Many "in-ground" gardeners also plant and maintain herb and vegetable plants in containers close to home for convenience and beauty. Our online fact sheet Container Vegetable Gardening: Healthy Harvests...

Drip Irrigation For Vegetable Gardens

Don’t let those plentiful April rains fool you. The Maryland growing season can get pretty dry, especially July through September when we expect to harvest those much anticipated tomatoes, peppers, and melons. Make a plan now for how you can get water to your vegetable and fruit plants when Mother...

Gardens that Attract Turtles, Snakes, Lizards, Salamanders, Frogs, and Toads

An American green frog in water Gardens that Attract Turtles, Snakes, Lizards, Salamanders, Frogs, and Toads This group of creatures are referred to as 'herps". What is a Herp you may ask? Herp is short for Herptile which is a name that collectively includes reptiles and amphibians. These amazing...

Frogs and Toads in the Garden

Back to Wildlife Spring Peeper, Photo Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Spring Peeper This spring, be sure to take the time to notice, observe, and enjoy the many sights and sounds that announce that spring is here! Because of the mild winter, you may hear Spring Peepers earlier than...

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