Habitat and Native Plants

What’s blooming now?

Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata) is a native Iris that thrives in part shade. It is a ‘streambank’ plant that tolerates drought and flooding- in fact it does a great job controlling erosion at the edge of a slope. 3rd picture is...

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Winter Flowers

On this rainy March afternoon, it’s cheering to look out the window and see flowers blooming.  The pussy willow over our driveway is covered in white catkins. There are all kinds of rules about how you should prune a tree.  I’ve...

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