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NATIVE                                                                                      Contributors
A simple definition of a Pennsylvania native plant is one that was found in            CONCRETE PRODUCTS

                                                                                                                                                                                   Pennsylvania’s
Pennsylvania prior to Europeans arriving. Pennsylvania has over 3,081 species of       E. P. Henry
native trees, shrubs, flowers, and other forms of plants. Using Pennsylvania na-

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                                                                                       J. C. Budding Co.
tive plants in your own landscape is a good idea for many reasons. We strongly         Harrisburg, PA. (717) 238-7261
encourage homeowners to make use of them.                                    
         Native plants are well suited to the region’s climate and soils and thus      BROCHURE DESIGN
  7      reduce the need for supplementary watering and other horticultural
                                                                                       PA DCNR Bureau of State Parks
                                                                                       Environmental Education Division
                                                                                                                                           Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay

  J      Native plants growing in their home environment are naturally more
         resistant to diseases, pests, or physiological disorders.

         Native plants are also an integral part of the larger biological
                                                                                       PLANT LABELS
                                                                                       PA DCNR Penn Nursery & Woodshop,
                                                                                       Spring Mills, PA
                                                                                                                                                                                 Native Elegance
  I      community involving beneficial and pollinating insects, wildlife,
         and ultimately, all of us.
                                                                                       LIGHTING CONSULTANT
                                                                                       Escort Lighting
  H      Native plants are the foundation for a healthy, diverse backyard habitat.     American Period Lighting
                                                                                                                                              Audubon Pennsylvania
         When planted along waterways, native plants protect ponds and                                                            
  e      streams by filtering pollutants and preventing erosion.                       WATERSCAPE
                                                                                       The Garden’s Edge
         Native plants are beautiful, interesting and useful—enhancing any
  X      garden and creating a special sense of place.
                                                                                       TABLE SETTINGS AND
Consider incorporating native plants into your landscape. More and more retail-        FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
ers are carrying them, so inquire with your local nursery.                             Susquehanna Glass, Columbia
                                                                                       Wilton Armetel, Mount Joy
                                                                                                                                                PA Game Commission
 An invasive non-native plant is one that is not natural to an area and that may       An Olde Towne Florist, New Cumberland
 grow out of control once introduced. Invasive plants are becoming a problem 
 everywhere, including our state parks and forests. Invasive plants can be trees,      FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
 shrubs, vines, grasses, or flowers, and they can reproduce rapidly by roots, seeds,
 shoots, or all three.                                                                 The Patio at Penn Stone, Lancaster
         Invasives are degrading our native environments. Second only to habitat
  7      loss, invasives are a major factor in the decline of native plants.
                                                                                       Burning Bridge Antiques, Columbia
                                                                                       Casual Living Unlimited, Millcraft Outdoor
         Plants like kudzu, purple loosestrife, and garlic mustard are displacing      Furniture, New Holland
  J      native plants and degrading habitat for native insects, birds, and
                                                                                       Wild Bird Garden & Gifts, Harrisburg
                                                                                                                                             PA Fish & Boat Commission
         Invasive plants endanger some rare and threatened native species of           10,000 Villages, Mechanicsburg
  I      plants and animals, which are especially vulnerable because they occur
         in such small populations.
                                                                                       EXHIBIT CONSTRUCTION
         Invasive non-native plants often do not provide as much food and other                                                                                                                      Designed by
  H      habitat value as native plants do.
                                                                                       PA DCNR Penn Nursery & Woodshop
                                                                                       Spring Mills, PA
                                                                                       Colonel Denning State Park, Region 3:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Dorthea J. Montaine, RA
         Invasive plants, even when grown in a cultivated yard, can spread,
  e      escape, and cause landscape maintenance weeding problems for
         years to come.
                                                                                       PA Bureau of State Parks
                                                                                       PA Conservation Corp - Penn Nursery & Woodshop
                                                                                       STRUCTURES AND GARDEN TOOLS
  X      Some invasive plants release toxic chemicals that kill other plants.                                                              Dorthea J. (Dot) Montaine, RA

                                                                                                                                                                                Pennsylvania Garden Expo
                                                                                       Pine Creek Structures
                                                                                                                                                 Architecture, Planning,
                                                                                                              Landscape Design
 Avoid purchasing such species and observe your landscape for any encroachment                                                
 by invasives. In urban and suburban areas there is a good chance that the worst       ComposTumbler, Lititz
 weeds on your property are escaped plants, like Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora

 rose, Japanese knotweed, and oriental bittersweet. In yards, gardens, fields, and     Spruce Creek Company, Warriors Mark
 parks these plants are very expensive to control.                           
 If they are found, try to control the infestation through removal by physical or
 mechanical means. Some cases may warrant the use of appropriate herbicides.           SPORTS EQUIPMENT
 Consult with your local nursery, master gardener, or other plant professional.        Wildware Backcountry, Harrisburg
 For more plant information, visit
                                                                                       In-Gear Cycling and Fitness, Hummelstown
                                                                       Deciduous Trees
    The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation,
                                                                        Red Maple, Acer rubrum
                                                                                                                                                                                       PLANTS IN
    the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
    Natural Resources and our partners are pleased to
                                                                        Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
                                                                        Service Berry, Amelanchier arborea
                                                                                                                                                                                     THE EXHIBIT
    present “Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Native
                                                                        Riverbirch, Betula nigra
                                                                        American Hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana
    This 65’x70’ exhibit captures the dramatic beauty                   Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis
    of Pennsylvania’s indigenous plants in a formal                     Sycamore, Plantanus occidentalis
    backyard setting. Observe songbirds and other
    native fauna along the water features or hiding in
    the lush flora. View the artistic fountain—crafted                 Evergreen Trees
    from a pine tree—adorning the central pool.                         White Pine, Pinus strobus

    The space beckons for a garden party. Imagine                       Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis
    sipping ice tea from the back porch or relaxing
    on one of the recycled benches—enveloped by the                                                                                                                    Rain Garden Plants
    soothing sounds of nature.
                                                                                                                                                                           Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
    Discover conservation concepts—rain gardens,                                                                                                                           New England Aster, Aster novae-angliae
    rain barrels, composters, and more—that complete                                                                                                                       Blue Flag Iris, Iris versicolor
                                                                        Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis
    this earth-friendly landscape. From the shed to the                                                                                                                    Soft Rush, Juncus effuses
    table settings, every item in the garden is made in                 Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense
                                                                                                                                                                           Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis
    Pennsylvania—many using sustainable materials                       Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa
                                                                                                                                                                           Virginia Bluebell, Mertensia virginica
    and practices.                                                      Broad-leaf Sedge, Carex plantaginea
                                                                                                                                                                           Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus
    Look for the bike and kayak urging everyone to                      Joe-pye Weed, Eupatorium fistulosum            Shrubs                                              New York Ironweed, Vernonia noveboracensis
    get outdoors and experience all the keystone state                  Trumpet Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens
                                                                                                                        Sweet Pepperbush, Clethra alnifolia
    has to offer. “Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Native
    Elegance” provides an inspiring snapshot of our
                                                                        Beebalm, Oswego Tea, Monarda didyma
                                                                        Cinnamon Fern, Osmunda cinnamomea
                                                                                                                        Sweetfern, Comptonia peregrina
                                                                                                                        Silky Dogwood, Cornus amomum
                                                                                                                                                                       Plant Contributors
    commonwealth of wild and well-constructed                                                                                                                          PLANTS ON LOAN
                                                                        Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides      Red-Osier Dogwood, Cornus sericea              Spring Haven Natives and Perennials (717) 423-6652
    wonders.                                                                                                                                                           Dreamscapes Watergardens (717) 866-2547
                                                                        Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Polemonium reptans    Winterberry, Ilex verticillata
    Brought to you by:                                                                                                  Northern Bayberry, Morella                     PLANTS WITH DISCOUNTS
                                                                        Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta                                                              Aqua-niche Nursery* (717) 957-3577
                                                                                                                        Beach Plum, Prunus maritima                    Boltz Tree Farm & Nursery* (717) 865-9615
                                                                        Lyre-leaved Sage, Salvia lyrata                                                                Meadowood Nursery (717) 566-9875
                                                                                                                        Rosebay Rhododendron, Rhododendron maximum     Natural Landscapes Nursery* (610) 869-3788
                                                                        Golden Ragwort, Senecio aureus                                                                 Sylva Native Nursery & Seed Co.* (717) 227-0486
                                                                                                                        Pinxter Flower, Rhododendron periclymenoides
                                                                        False Solomon’s Seal, Smilacina racemosa                                                       FORCING GREENHOUSE
                                                                                                                        Low Sweet Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium
                                                                                                                                                                       Rose Hill Farm Greenhouses (717) 774-6011
                                                                        Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium
                                                                                                                        Maple-leaved Viburnum, Viburnum acerifolium
                                                                                                                                                                       NOTE: Nurseries listed with an * are wholesale
                                                                        Heartleaf Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia       Arrow-wood, Viburnum recognitum                primarily, so be sure to ask your local retail nursery to order from
                                                                                                                                                                       these native plant nursery suppliers.
                                          Department of Conservation
Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation     and Natural Resources