Brandywine Blog

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How does your garden grow?

We’re merry (our  name’s not Mary–although we like folks named Mary) and we’re not contrary.

And when it comes down to it, if you ask us, a little bit of water might be all you need for your garden to grow. Especially if your garden consists of native plants and...

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Three cheers for enthusiasm (or: The fruits of our labors)

After enjoying a well-deserved Labor Day holiday, it’s back to school, back to work, back to volunteering (even though we never really take a break from volunteering–and why would we want to?).  And back to gardening, of course.

And so it is on a glorious Tuesday, the day...

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A blue-tiful sight

Brandywine Wildflower Journal was slacking off again when we stumbled upon some garden volunteers hard at work collecting seeds. At first we thought they were sitting down on the job enjoying a bucket of blueberries. We wanted to join in. Until we found out they were gathering and sorting the seeds of Cornus amomum, or Silky Dogwood...
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Crab Days of August

This a good time of the  year if you like Chesapeake Bay blue crabs– Callinectes sapidus, for all you Latin lovers, or lovers of Latin.

It’s also a great time to check in on Malus angustifolia, the wild crabapple. Or is it Malus coronaria, sweet...

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Going with the flow

Boy, can we throw a party. A group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, to celebrate the new gardens and the people who made them happen.

Brandywine Conservancy Executive Director Virginia Logan spoke briefly and thanked all for helping to “give birth to a giant dream.” And then...

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