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We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. We've also provided a few of our favorite book and magazine recommendations.

North Creek's weekly informative blog about the Landscape Plug™, gardening, design, native plants, and garden ecology!

THE PLUG© - Week 0119: Seed Collection

THE PLUG© - Week 0119: Seed Collection

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-seed-propagation

Seeds for the future! A closer look at seed sowing and propagating our plants by seed

THE PLUG© - Week 0319: Cutting Back Hellebore

THE PLUG© - Week 0319: Cutting Back Hellebore

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-hellebore-cutbacks

When to cut-back foliage for the Hellebore and provide polish to the Lenten Rose

THE PLUG© - Week 0419: Integrated Pest Management

THE PLUG© - Week 0419: Integrated Pest Management

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-our-pledge-to-pollinators

North Creek Nurseries pest management: our pledge to the Pollinators, the People, and the Planet

THE PLUG© - Week 0519: Garden Cut-backs

THE PLUG© - Week 0519: Garden Cut-backs

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-cutting-back-the-garden

So it begins... cutting back and cleaning up your garden in time for spring!

THE PLUG© - Week 0619: Winter Seedheads

THE PLUG© - Week 0619: Winter Seedheads

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-winter-seedheads

The marriage of beauty + utility. Seedheads in the winter for form and food.

THE PLUG© - Week 0719: I-78 Landscape Plug™ Project

THE PLUG© - Week 0719: I-78 Landscape Plug™ Project

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-landscape-plugs-in-action

Landscape Plugs™ in action! Tour of a native plant planting along PA's I-78!

THE PLUG© - Week 0819: Green Mulch

THE PLUG© - Week 0819: Green Mulch

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-green-mulch

Living mulch! Choosing evergreen groundcover plants to prevent weed germination

THE PLUG© - Week 0919: Salt-Tolerant Planting Design

THE PLUG© - Week 0919: Salt-Tolerant Planting Design

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-salt-tolerant-plants

Please! I need plants that can take all this salt! Choosing plants with salt tolerance in the landscape

THE PLUG© - Week 1019: Shipments Arriving Now

THE PLUG© - Week 1019: Shipments Arriving Now

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-shipments-arriving-now

My plants have arrived and it's cold out! Now what? Fresh plants + cold weather = bad news

THE PLUG© - Week 1119: Breaking Dormancy

THE PLUG© - Week 1119: Breaking Dormancy

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-breaking-dormancy

Why do my plants look dead? Learning about vernalization and plugs breaking dormancy in spring

THE PLUG© - Week 1219: Evergreen Basal Rosettes

THE PLUG© - Week 1219: Evergreen Basal Rosettes

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-evergreen-basal-rosettes

Using what's there- utilizing a plant's characteristics for design + function

THE PLUG© - Week 2318: After Installation

THE PLUG© - Week 2318: After Installation

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries.com/the-plug-is-back

Monitoring your new Landscape Plugs

THE PLUG© - Week 3018: The Value of Mulch

THE PLUG© - Week 3018: The Value of Mulch

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries.com/week-30-the-value-of-mulch

To mulch or not to mulch? The use of mulch in the landscape

THE PLUG© - Week 3118: Irrigation

THE PLUG© - Week 3118: Irrigation

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries.com/site-irrigation-3118

How long should I water? The importance of irrigating newly-installed plugs in your landscape

THE PLUG© - Week 3218: Sedge Swap

THE PLUG© - Week 3218: Sedge Swap

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries.com/carex-swaps-for-planting

Want to try something new? Here are 4 other plants to try beyond Pennsylvania sedge, Carex pensylvanica

THE PLUG© - Week 3518: Rain Gardens

THE PLUG© - Week 3518: Rain Gardens

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-whats-a-little-rain

What's a little rain? Checking in with our 3-year-old rain garden and learning how rain gardens help with flooding after a storm

THE PLUG© - Week 3618: Weed Management

THE PLUG© - Week 3618: Weed Management

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-what-weed-is-that

The first step to weed management is properly identifying common weeds. Here are some of the most common weeds found in the Mid-Atlantic with recommended strategies for their control and removal.  

THE PLUG© - Week 3718: This Instead of That

THE PLUG© - Week 3718: This Instead of That

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-this-instead-of-that

Here are our favorite Top 10 Native Plants to plant en masse outcompete the weeds as part of your weed management strategy

THE PLUG© - Week 3818: Warm-Season Grass Installation

THE PLUG© - Week 3818: Warm-Season Grass Installation

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-now-is-the-time

Now is the time! When to have your warm-season grasses installed at your project

THE PLUG© - Week 3918: Garden Tours

THE PLUG© - Week 3918: Garden Tours

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-first-friday-garden-tours

Ever wanted to visit North Creek Nurseries? Come to our First Friday Garden Tour, the 1st Friday of every month to learn about our plants, how we do things, and maybe, a little inspiration. 

THE PLUG© - Week 4018: Aster Bloom

THE PLUG© - Week 4018: Aster Bloom

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-aster-bloom-1340621

With over a dozen different Asters available from North Creek, here is our bloom chart to make sense of the collection and to stagger your garden bloom time for massive effect!

THE PLUG© - Week 4118: Brookside Gardens

THE PLUG© - Week 4118: Brookside Gardens

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-brookside-gardens

Visiting Brookside Gardens in Maryland, two years after renovating their parking lot using the Landscape Plug

THE PLUG© - Week 4218: Waiting for Flowers

THE PLUG© - Week 4218: Waiting for Flowers

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-worth-the-wait

Investing in your garden: three of our favorite spring-time bloomers with flower power that is well worth the wait

THE PLUG© - Week 4318: Fall Garden Clean-up

THE PLUG© - Week 4318: Fall Garden Clean-up

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-fall-cutback

Timing your garden cutbacks: why we prefer cleaning up our garden in the spring over the fall

THE PLUG© - Week 4418: The Grave Gardeners!

THE PLUG© - Week 4418: The Grave Gardeners!

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-worth-the-wait-1340673

Just in time for Halloween, we check out the beautiful work done to revitalize a local cemetery in Philadelphia with the Grave Gardeners

THE PLUG© - Week 4518: Garden Thugs

THE PLUG© - Week 4518: Garden Thugs

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-garden-thugs

Right plant, wrong place: when good plants go bad and take over your garden!

THE PLUG© - Week 4618: Attack of the jugalones!

THE PLUG© - Week 4618: Attack of the jugalones!

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-black-walnut

There are black walnut trees everywhere! What to plant that tolerates black walnut jugalones

THE PLUG© - Week 4718: Turkey Grass for Thanksgiving

THE PLUG© - Week 4718: Turkey Grass for Thanksgiving

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-turkey-feet-for-turkeyday

The grass 'turkey feet' is actually beloved by turkeys?? A closer look at Andropogon gerardii 

THE PLUG© - Week 4818: Installation Sequence Matters!

THE PLUG© - Week 4818: Installation Sequence Matters!

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-trees-shrubs-and-plugs

What came first? The plug before the shrub? The order to install a landscape and why

THE PLUG© - Week 4918: Wetland Indicator Status

THE PLUG© - Week 4918: Wetland Indicator Status

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-wetland-indicator-status

Wet feet or bone dry? How wetland indicator status helps identify suitable plant environments for planting design

THE PLUG© - Week 5018: Micropropagation

THE PLUG© - Week 5018: Micropropagation

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-propagation-tissue-culture

Getting tiny! A closer look at tissue culture and micropropagation of plants

THE PLUG© - Week 5118: Division + Cuttings

THE PLUG© - Week 5118: Division + Cuttings

https://mailchi.mp/northcreeknurseries/the-plug-division-cuttings

Divide and Conquer! A closer look at propagation through division and cuttings