Tag Archives: native plants

December 2021: An American Holly

Many ornamental holly shrubs with high gloss leaves are not the native American holly. American holly (Ilex opaca) is a woodland […]

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September 2021: Bird Feeders are Back!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has given the green light for bird feeders! The strange, infectious disease […]

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April 2021: Get Those Invasives

An invasive plant is a plant that outcompetes native plants in an ecosystem. Most invasive plants are not useful in […]

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August 2020: Summer in Bloom

One of the best things about summer is the flowers – especially flowers that draw in a variety of pollinators. […]

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April 2020: Spring Planting

Among the earliest spring bloomers in New England are the maples (Acer spp.), particularly silver maples (Acer saccharinum). We don’t […]

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Bumblebee

March 2020: Planting for Queens

Spring is here! And some of the earliest emerging pollinators are bumble bee queens. Connecticut has 16 documented species of […]

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February 2020: The Skunk Cabbage

The skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) is one of the earliest flowering plants in the year. The fleshy spike of petal-free […]

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August 2019: Need Fall Bloomers in Your Garden? 

It’s fall! Chrysanthemums and heather become ubiquitous sights in front yards this time of year. Are you looking for some […]

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July 2019: Of Migration and Monarchs

Welcome to the first installment of Earthplace’s Naturalist Notes – a way for our readers to learn more about their […]

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