A deep purple Columbine flower blooms in my garden. Photo by Donna L. Long.

Plants: Table of Contents

A deep purple Columbine flower blooms in my garden. Photo by Donna L. Long.
A deep purple Columbine flower blooms in my garden. Photo by Donna L. Long.

Native Plants

Why Native Plants?

My Love Affair with Native Plants

Books about Native Plants and Ecological Gardening


Natural Places to Observe Native Plants

Natural Places in the Philadelphia Area

These lists are of native plants of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. These plants have lived here for thousands if not millions of years. They are automatically suited to grow in this region. No worries about suitable zones, soil types or hardiness, their compatibility to the climate is built right in. Just match the moisture (moist or dry) and the light conditions (shade or sun) and you are good to go.


Trees

Common trees of PA (free, downloadable pdf)

Leaf Colors of Common Trees Here in the Oak-Hickory Forest

Terrestrial and Palustrine Plant Communities of Pennsylvania (free, downloadable pdf)


Native Plants

Native Plants of Pennsylvania – Resources

Books about Native Plants and Ecological Gardening


Native Plant Sales

Native Plant Sales in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Where to Buy Native Plants in Southeastern Pennsylvania


Invasive Plants

Invasive Exotic Plants


Plants for Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Animals

The Naturalist’s Garden: An Overview

What is a Naturalist’s Garden?

Garden Flowers to Attract Birds

Spring Blooming Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Early Spring Blooming Plants to Attract Bumblebees


Spring Plant Lists

Spring Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia


Summer Plant Lists

Long Bloomers: Native Plants that Bloom for a Long Time

Summer into Fall Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia


Conditions

Plants for a Sunny and Dry Garden

Native Street Trees


Growth Habits

Clumping for Neatness

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