I love this blog! I live outside Washington DC in a rural area. I would like to convert my yard to native plants, so your blog is very helpful. I put in some Iris Cristata last spring and they look so so, but after reading your blog I’ll stick with them. Do you have any suggestions for natives in dry shade? I am struggling to find hosta replacements. Thanks, Diane
There are a lot of great resources available to native plant lovers in the MD-DC-VA area. The MD Native Plant Society (http://www.mdflora.org/) hosts many great hikes and lectures. The VA Native Plant Society (http://vnps.org/) does as well. Both are great sources of more info on native plants for shade. Here’s a really nice list of “Ten Easy Native Plants for Shady Gardens” produced by the Montgomery County, MD Department of Environmental Protection that is also really helpful. https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Resources/Files/downloads/rainscapes/fact-sheets/Ten_Easy_Native_Plants_for_Shady_Gardens.pdf
I have them in my yard I’m in brazoria tx I caught one yesterday
Where did you get the diverter with the toggle switch?
I was able to find one at a local specialty store, but you can also find them online. Googling around I did see this online outlet: http://www.downspoutdiverters.com/ Make sure you get the one that is the appropriate size for your gutters. Good luck!
I just discovered your wonderful blog. I am hoping to subscribe. I am chair of the Monarch Waystation Committee for the Garden Club of Kentucky and Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones. It is delightful to meet such a dedicated gardener who cares about the world and its creatures. I look forward to future blogs.
I write about the urban environment from my home just outside of Washington, DC. I'm also the author of a book about urban beekeepers working in the Mid-Atlantic, Hives in the City.
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