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Plant of the Month

November: Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) It’s persimmon season! In late fall the yellow-green berry fruits of the persimmon trees ripen into […]

When you hear “chestnuts” your first thought may be of Nat “King” Cole’s famous holiday song and “roasting on an […]

Our September Plant of the Month is pawpaw (Asimina triloba) because it is currently pawpaw season! Pawpaw is a perennial […]

August: Maypops (Passiflora incarnata) Our August Plant of the Month is maypops (Passiflora incarnata), so called because the fruit makes […]

July: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)  Although not native to North America, many of us link the summer months with watermelon (Citrullus […]

June: Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) and Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)  As spring wanes and summer warms up, plants are blooming […]

April: Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Spring is in the air and the majority of the plants around you are blooming! Cercis […]

February: Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) The plant chosen for this month highlights cultural appreciation, as February celebrates African American/Black History Month. […]

December: Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)  Mistletoe (or specifically Oak Mistletoe [Phoradendron leucarpum]) is our festive holiday plant of the month for […]

November: Helianthus annuus– The Common Sunflower The common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a fitting plant of the month for November, […]