Native Plants

Avoid Planting Nandina

Avoid planting Nandina (Nandina domesticata) in the garden if you love attracting birds to your garden. Some birds such as Cedar Waxwings have been poisoned by the berries. Here’s what you need to know about Nandina. Why You Should Avoid Planting Nandina in the Garden Nandina, also called Heavenly Bamboo, is a beautiful shrub. It… Read More Avoid Planting Nandina

Native Plants

Virginia Wildflowers

My friend, fellow writer and Master Gardener, Cynthia Wood, has started a great project documenting one of Virginia’s natural treasures – Virginia wildflowers, specifically local wild flowers at Bear Creek State Park and Holliday Lake State Park (one of my favorite local hiking spots.)  She has a website and a Facebook page devoted to Virginia… Read More Virginia Wildflowers