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Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come)

Ken Mammarella Culture, Government, Headlines

Delaware has banned 37 invasive plants, and the number will grow. The hit list in a law that became effective July 1 includes plants often sold to homeowners or shared among gardeners and weeds that just seem to be all around that no one today likes. They are: (1) Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora). (2) Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). (3) Oriental …

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Mt. Cuba redesigns entrance to enhance garden experience

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Mt. Cuba Center has used old spaces, 12,000 native plants and environment-friendly materials to give patrons a more charming way to enter its botanic gardens. Visitors now may park in a new well-landscaped two-level lot. It leads them to a building once used as staff housing where patrons may buy tickets on the way in and Mt. Cuba plants on …

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens offers guided walks, plant giveaway Friday

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

  Longwood Gardens will offer a day of walks and talks by its experts Friday, along with a native plant giveaway to mark the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day. For decades, plant experts have been extolling the value of using native plants in gardens. They tolerate weather extremes better than imports and also encourage native pollinators and other wildlife. The …

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Mt. Cuba launches native plant collection

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Mt. Cuba Center has launched the Mt. Cuba Collection, a branded selection of native plants that the Hockessin botanic garden has introduced to commercial production. The first five plants are available at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin and other garden retailers through early fall.       These plants “support healthy habitats by providing homes and food for wildlife,” Jeff …