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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


from our travels abroad, we see that the state flower of PA is in full bloom.   

Kalmia latifolia or Mountain Laurel, is a beautiful flowering evergreen plant that is native to the state of PA.  You'll find it blooming along the road side, or as you take a walk through the woods.  This shade loving understory plant is moderately deer resistant, and seems to like more acidic soils.  The flowers are more spectacular with a moderate amount of sunlight.  The native variety comes in various hues from white to a pinkish shade, personally, I think this plant is quite spectacular, but if you like a little variation within your garden there are numerous cultivars that change the flowering color quite drastically.  Anyway you slice it, this rain that we have been having recently is worth the beautiful flowers that are starting to bloom!

Want more advice on all things native plants or invasive plants on your property?? Schedule a session with our Landscape Visionaries coordinator today for a personalized visit and walk and talk.  After the visit you will receive a report with detailed information about the points that were discussed.

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