Native Plant Spotlight – Mountain Laurel (or Spoonwood, or Kalmia Latifolia)

I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get to Pennsylvania’s state flower.  But to tell you the truth, I’m not super familiar with Mountain Laurel, or Kalmia Latifolia.  I know it’s Pennsylvania’s state flower, but that’s about it.  This is a learning experience for me as well.   Mountain Laurel does not belong to PennsylvniaContinue reading “Native Plant Spotlight – Mountain Laurel (or Spoonwood, or Kalmia Latifolia)”

Native Plant Spotlight – New England Aster

This is installment number 2 in our native plant spotlight series.  Native plants have many benefits over exotic or non-native plants.  That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for exotics in the garden.  Exotics can bring beauty, utility, and positive ecological benefit, but natives really help the local ecological community.  The Pennsylvania DepartmentContinue reading “Native Plant Spotlight – New England Aster”