Invasive Plant Spotlight: Vinca

Periwinkle (Vinca minor and Vinca major) is a vining groundcover that is native to parts of central and southern Europe in the regions of France, Portugal, and Turkey. It is believed to have been introduced to North America in the 1700s. It is an evergreen plant with thick glossy leaves that grow opposite of eachContinue reading “Invasive Plant Spotlight: Vinca”

Native Plant Series: Blue Flag Iris

Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) is a native perennial iris to the North Eastern United States and Canada. It is naturally found in wetland areas, marshes, and wet meadows. It likes moisture, so it can be planted in wet/moist sunny areas in a home garden or on the edge of a pond up to 6″ deep.Continue reading “Native Plant Series: Blue Flag Iris”

What is Frost? What Gardeners Need to Know

What is Frost? Frost is a thin layer of ice on a surface. It begins as water vapor (water in gas form) in the air at an above freezing temperature. It becomes frost when the water vapor meets a surface that is below freezing. The water vapor condenses, freezes, and becomes solid. There are differentContinue reading “What is Frost? What Gardeners Need to Know”