Native Plant Spotlight – Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia, or Black Eyed Susan, is a common ornamental garden flower.  It is a perennial nativet that requires little maintenance and adds great color and shape to any flower garden.   Rudbeckia is easy to get started either from seedlings or seeds.  I tossed seed heads from spend flowers into an area I had covered inContinue reading “Native Plant Spotlight – Rudbeckia”

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”