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One of Delaware's best features is the variety of plants and flowers that can grow here.  We are really fortunate to have four distinct seasons without it really getting way too hot or way too cold.

Lately, homeowners have become more environmentally aware of their impact on nature.  They are starting to pay attention to the plants in their yards as well.  The native plants of Delaware are as varied and beautiful as anyone could want.  My all time favorite, honeysuckle grew along the country roads outside of Newark, Delaware where I was raised.  I will always remember bumping along in the big yellow school bus on those June mornings, smelling them and thinking about the last days of school.   

I am in favor of this new trend because Delaware has a lot of wetlands and marshes that are already fragile. Some plants have the capability of throwing things out of balance. I recently found an excellent ebook from the University of Delaware that lists "problem plants" and their corresponding "better plant: choices.

Plants for a Livable DelawareEbook Link

Also, there's an upcoming plant sale.

The Delaware Native Plant Society, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the native plants of Delmarva, will be having it 8th Annual Native Plant Sale on November 1, 2008 from 10Am-3PM at the Delaware Native Plant Society's Nursery at 818 Kitts Hummock Road at the St. Jones Research Reserve in Dover.  Hundreds of trees, shrubs, herbaceous species, ferns, vines and grasses will be available at reasonable prices.  Come early, because there are limited supplies of most of the plants and trees and lines start forming early.  Call 302-735-8918 or email ezuelke@juno.com.  Good food and beverages, free of charge, will also be available. [Reprinted by permission from Debbie Reed's Blog]

Visit Delaware Native Plant Society

Delaware Native Plant Society Web Page


Hope to see you there.



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I think that any state should be proud of there native plants and try to help them flourish. Butterfly

Feb 16, 2009 04:43 PM #1
Dianne Deming
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Regina, I have spent 5 seasons trying to grow the plants I grew in PA here in DE.  Nothing flourished, including hostas and grass!  Then last summer, I planted the native Delaware version of honeysuckle.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of it, but it has orangey-red flowers instead of yellow.  It is profuse!!  It's blooming its fool head off, and is hardy as anything.  And being a native variety, it won't take over my entire yard.  Thanks for the reminder of the importance of native plants, Regina!

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