What is a native plant?
Plants are defined as native if they occur in a specific region, ecosystem or habitat without any intervention from people, either direct or indirect, according to the U.S. National Arboretum. The arboretum further stipulates that to be considered a native, a plant needs to have been present before the arrival of Europeans in North America. Continue reading What is a Native Plant?
Come visit a new garden site, In the Garden with Laura, at http://Inthegardenwithlaura.com. The online site draws on the knowledge of Carroll County Master Gardeners and others experts from the University of Maryland Extension Service. The website provides information about how to plan and grow a flower gardening with an emphasis on the value and beauty of native plants. Continue reading In the Garden with Laura keeps growing!
Winter gardens reveal a unique beauty and California’s Quarryhill Botanical Garden is no exception. Located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, the garden begins at the top of a hill with an arbor that frames a memorial fountain. Filled with beautiful yet uncommon species,
Quarryhill was designed to conserve rare and endangered plants from Asian countries thereby offering a glimpse of plants one might never otherwise see. Continue reading Quarryhill Botanical Garden
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“The first wild-flower of the year is like land after sea”
–Thomas Wentworth Higginson, April Days, 1861
As gardeners watch daffodils and tulips peek through the ground, the urge to sow, prune and tend their garden becomes irresistible. “In the Garden with Laura,” a website and vodcast series, was created to help you create or redesign your garden using native flowers, shrubs and ornamental trees whenever possible. Continue reading Welcome to:
In The Garden With Laura!