Earth Day: In the garden this week

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Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is unfurling its fronds right now. This native fern grows in deep shade and poor, dry soil and remains green all winter.

Happy Earth Day! Instead of the usual Friday list of garden chores, here are some photos of the garden taken yesterday.

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Native columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is stalking out and will begin to bloom very soon.

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Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) will bloom very soon. This plant does great in sun or shade.

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About a dozen species of violets are native to New Jersey, and all are hosts to fritillaries.

Enjoy Earth Day in the garden (and don’t forget to water newly installed plants–we’re having another dry spring.)

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