"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty"

John Ruskin

Videos

All Videos

All Videos

Watch Now

Photos

Hellebore (nonnative)
Hellebore (nonnative)

Photo March 27th. Slow growers that bloom in late winter.

press to zoom
Pachysandra Procumbens
Pachysandra Procumbens

Photo March 29th. Also known as Allegheny Pachysandra.

press to zoom
Pussy Willow (Salix Discolor)
Pussy Willow (Salix Discolor)

Photo March 27th. Great for bees, Pussy Willow blooms in March and April when other food sources are scarce.

press to zoom
Hepatica
Hepatica

Photo April 4th

press to zoom
Creeping Phlox
Creeping Phlox

Photo April 9th. Phlox Stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' (Creeping Phlox). This was planted in the prior fall and will spread over time.

press to zoom
Virginia Bluebells
Virginia Bluebells

Photo April 12th

press to zoom
Wild Ginger
Wild Ginger

Photo April 10th. Flowers are hidden below leaves and help insects stay warm on cold spring nights!

press to zoom
Marsh Marigold
Marsh Marigold

Photo April 12th. This native looks like, but is NOT, Lesser Celandine

press to zoom
Creeping Phlox
Creeping Phlox

Photo May 8th. Phlox Stolonifera 'Home Fires' (Creeping Phlox) - Their bright flowers and strong fragrance are perfect for attracting bees.

press to zoom
Virginia Spring Beauty
Virginia Spring Beauty

Photo April 25th.

press to zoom
Fothergilla
Fothergilla

Photo April 25th.

press to zoom
Wild Columbine
Wild Columbine

Photo April 25th.

press to zoom
Green and Gold
Green and Gold

Photo May 7th. Our favorite border for part to full shade.

press to zoom
Common Violet
Common Violet

Photo April 25th

press to zoom
Lilac (nonnative)
Lilac (nonnative)

Photo April 25th.

press to zoom
Fleabane
Fleabane

Photo April 25th. (Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet')

press to zoom
Cinnamon Fern
Cinnamon Fern

Photo April 25th. Great for shady moist locations. Frons will burn in sunny and/or dry locations.

press to zoom
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed

Host plant for the Monarch butterfly pictured.

press to zoom
Dogwood (Tree)
Dogwood (Tree)

Dogwood tree in bloom

press to zoom
Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed

Host plant for Monarch butterflys.

press to zoom
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel

In 1933 this evergreen became the state flower of Pennsylvania. Flowers bloom from late spring to midsummer.

press to zoom
Virginia Sweetspire
Virginia Sweetspire

This deciduous shrub has no serious pest or disease problems and is not bothered by deer.

press to zoom
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

There are 200 species of honeysuckle. Some non-native varieties are invasive. The native variety is a favorite of hummingbirds and starting in September has a bright red berry that is attractive against the green leaves.

press to zoom
Solomon Seal
Solomon Seal

This spring bloomer is low maintenance once established but is a favorite of rabbits.

press to zoom
Clematis (vine)
Clematis (vine)

Photo May 3rd.

press to zoom
Coreopsis
Coreopsis

Photo May 26th.

press to zoom
Louisiana Iris (pond plant)
Louisiana Iris (pond plant)

Photo May 31st.

press to zoom
Sundrop
Sundrop

Photo June 4th.

press to zoom
Beardstongue
Beardstongue

Photo June 4th with bumblebee crawling inside the flower.

press to zoom
Yarrow
Yarrow

Photo June 4th.

press to zoom
Salvia
Salvia

Photo June 4th.

press to zoom
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed

Milkweed is well known for attracting butterfly's and is a host plant for Monarchs.

press to zoom
Blueberry (Highbush)
Blueberry (Highbush)

Photo May 1st.

press to zoom
Rhododendron
Rhododendron

Photo June 22nd.

press to zoom
Smooth Hydrangea
Smooth Hydrangea

Photo June 22nd.

press to zoom
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Photo June 22nd.

press to zoom
Coneflower
Coneflower

Photo June 22nd.

press to zoom
Bee Balm
Bee Balm

Photo June 22nd.

press to zoom
Black Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susan
press to zoom
Phlox Paniculata
Phlox Paniculata

Photo July 3rd. Taller summer phlox 4' - 5' in height.

press to zoom
St Johns Wort
St Johns Wort

Photo July 4th

press to zoom
Bee Balm
Bee Balm

Photo July 9th. Part of the mint family and considered a herb since its used for culinary and medicinal use. In the kitchen, bee balm is used to flavor salads, as a garnish and to make teas.

press to zoom
Ohio Buckeye (bush)
Ohio Buckeye (bush)

Photo July 29th

press to zoom
Pink Turtlehead
Pink Turtlehead

Photo August 28th

press to zoom
Helianthus Helianthoides
Helianthus Helianthoides

Photo September 1st. Aka Smooth Oxeye

press to zoom
Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower

Photo September 1st

press to zoom
Mistflower
Mistflower

Photo September 1st

press to zoom
Ironweed
Ironweed

Photo September 1st

press to zoom
Coreopsis
Coreopsis

Photo September 1st

press to zoom
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed

Photo September 1st

press to zoom
1/2

Heading 4

We are continually adding photos of plants as they bloom and landscape ideas in Facebook. 

Click here to open our Facebook page.

“Each plant in your landscape, you should think of as a bird feeder. It either has food in it, or it doesn't"

Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology