New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae) is one of my favorite native wildflowers. We’ll share how to identify and use this fall beauty, and some troubleshooting tips for growing it in the garden. New England Aster is also known as starwort, blue chamomile, blue daisy, fall-rose, and frostweed.
Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris – Weekly Weeder #45 – range and identification, role as a wildlife habitat, uses for food and medicine.
Milkweed is a “must have” for butterfly gardening, but the right milkweed plants are good for people, too. We’ll share answers to some of the most common questions about growing and using these beautiful native plants.
Common blue violets (Viola sororia) are perennial wildflowers native to North America. A folklore favorite, these bright little plants are also rich in nutrition and soothing medicine.
Love it or hate it, creeping charlie is one tough plant. We’ll introduce you to this common lawn plant, its uses and benefits, and if need be, how to get rid of it.