Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

5 Plants You Thought Were Native

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Because native plants have a long co-evolutionary history with the native wildlife of a location, they are uniquely well-suited choices for the modern garden. In this age of climate-change and habitat destruction, our gardens should do more than just look…

5 Edible Native Plants!

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In honor of the Baltimore Herb Festival this Saturday, we’ve been thinking a lot about native edible plants. Guest blogger Skylar Gibbons-Reich, manager of Hidden Harvest Farm and Herring Run Nursery edible plant expert, put together this guide of five…

How Healthy is our Harbor?

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Today, Blue Water Baltimore and Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore released the annual Healthy Harbor Report Card, which examines the Baltimore region’s water quality, and how it impacts ecological and human health parameters. The report card is based on our Baltimore…

Aphids and Native Plants

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This time of year you will probably notice Aphids clustered along stems and leaves in your garden.  Many gardeners ask themselves what to do about Aphids.  Our answer is simple: If you want your garden to support the ecosystem, leave…

Treat Yourself To A Free Tree

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We hope you’re as excited about spring as we are, and about our upcoming free tree giveaways! From White Oak to Witch Hazel, we believe there’s a native tree out there for everyone. But only if you act fast –…

Maryland General Assembly Session of 2017

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The 2017 Maryland General Assembly session has come to a close. Throughout, Blue Water Baltimore was on the ground in Annapolis, collaborating with fellow environmental advocates ensuring our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay are protected. This session brought a…