Prairie Smoke and Harebells

I am always looking for attractive combinations of short, fill-in plants to grow among the larger perennials and shrubs in my coastal Maine garden. These plants function as a kind of living mulch, and add another layer of habitat to the garden. Mother Nature doesn’t separate her plants with bark ...

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Beautiful Parasite

With a garden full of North American plants, I often dig up the ones that reproduce enthusiastically, and donate them to Fort Williams Park Foundation. A very appropriate species is Seaside Goldenrod, a well-behaved version that, as its name implies, does well near salt water. I first saw Seaside ...

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