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What's Growin On Newsletter

What’s growin’ on is our new periodic newsletter focusing on the phenological goings on from our nursery in the northern piedmont of Upper Bucks County (EPA ecoregion 64a). During the growing season each newsletter will highlight 3 native plant species from our catalog which occur together in specific plant communities that can be used to create seamless garden combinations that will function ecologically.

No.1 - Kind Earth Growers Presents
Carex radiata, Penstemon digitalis, Fragaria virginiana

No.2 - All About Asclepias
Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias purpurascens, Asclepias incarnata var. incarnata, Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra

No.3 - Cruisin' by the Creek
Saururus cernuus, Acorus americanus, Cephalanthus occidentalis

No.4 - Meadow Succession
Verbena hastata, Rudbeckia hirta, Juncus tenius

No.5 - Secondary Meadow Succession
Monarda fistulosa, Panicum virgatum, Eutrochium fistulosum

No.6 - Wetland Wanderings
Persicaria amphibia, Iris versicolor, Pontederia cordata

No.7 - Woodland Wonders
Eurybia divaricata, Solidago flexicaulis, Carex appalachica

No.8 - Roadside Attractions
Andropogon virginicus, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Schizachyrium scoparium

No.9 - Wet Meadows
Spiranthes odorata, Carex vulpinoidea, Symphyotrichum puniceum

No.10 - Ecoregions and Ecotypes
What are ecoregions and ecotypes, and how to use them in garden or restoration settings.

No.11 - Gathering Native Seed
How to gather and collect your own native seed.

No.12 - Conservation through Propagation
How seeds naturally disperse through gravity, animals, wind, or water.

No.13 - The Art of Germination
How to germinate and stratify native seeds.

No.14 - Springtime in the Woodlands
Mertensia virginica, Polemonium reptans, Asarum canadense

No.15 - Native Lawn Alternatives
Native lawn alternatives for sunny or shady areas using native groundcovers or sedges.

No.16 - Restoring Habitat through Spring Maintenance
Creating habitat though eco-friendly spring garden maintenance.

No.17 - Carex for Sunny Wetlands
Carex stricta, Carex lacustris, Carex crinita

No.18 - Carex for Dry Shade
Carex blanda, Carex laxiculmis, Carex rosea

No.19 - Wetlands and Watersheds
Menyanthes trifoliata, Sparganium americanum, Scirpus atrovirens

No. 20 - Along the Garden Edge
Ruellia humilis, Carex socialis, Allium cernuum

No. 21 - Solidago Season
Solidago flexicaulis, Solidago bicolor, Solidago rugosa

No. 22 - Winter Stewardship
How to winterize your garden to support habitat for biodiversity.

No. 23 - Leave the Stems
Agastache foeniculum, Liatris spicata, Veronicastrum virginicum

No. 24 - Leave the Seeds
Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida, Echinacea purpurea, Solidago nemoralis

No. 25 - Overwintering Groundcover
Packera aurea, Carex cherokeensis, Fragaria virginiana

No. 26 - Wetlands and Rain Gardens
Caltha palustris, Hibiscus moscheutos, Juncus effusus

No.27 - Blooming Rain Gardens
Lobelia siphilitica, Carex scoparia, Chelone glabra


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