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August 27, 2019

For those of you who know me know that Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy played a big part in opening Watermark Woods - Native Plants.  Loudoun Wildlife is the only organization working to preserve habitat and green space in Loudoun County.   Loudoun County is a very unique...

August 23, 2019

 You can order your trees and shrubs for fall here: https://www.watermarkwoods.com/shop  

Orders are due September 24th and will be available for pick-up October 2nd to October 31st.  

September 6, 2018

All orders must be submitted to julie@watermarkwoods.com by Sept 17th at noon.   10% deposit required with all orders.  You will receive an invoice and confirmation when your order is submitted. 

April 5, 2018

Need  lot of plants?  We have plugs for sale now thru 4/21.  What is a plug?  Glad you asked.  It is a small plant with a 5 inch root.  They establish quickly and are very hearty! 

Plugs are 4/$10 and you can mix and mach.  Currently availa...

March 9, 2018

Have you heard of Aronia? Or Chokeberry?  This native shrub had wonderful properties.  Not only does it provide food and habitat for wildlife, Aronia claims to have many healing properties as well.  It is said to mitigate such ailments as inflammation, obesity, diabete...

February 12, 2018

I get a lot of questions about the top dressing I use in my pots.  I use rice hulls which is a byproduct of making rice.  They are anti fungal in nature and they help maintain moisture levels in wet seasons.  They also prevent germination of seeds so they are great for...

October 10, 2017

Everybody is doing it!  You should too.  Plant sedges that is!  Sedges are becoming increasingly popular as ground cover.   If you are thinking of ripping out that nasty Lirope(lily turf) or replacing your invasive Aegopodium(bishop's weed) or even just filling in an e...

October 6, 2017

One of the most frequent questions we get at Watermark Woods is 'What can I plant in Dry Shade?'  Yes it is a tricky spot to plant, but there are a few plants that can come to your rescue. Here is my list of tried and true heroes for your dry shady spot:

Polystichum acr...

September 22, 2017

One of the most fascinating native plant groups are the bottle gentians.  There are some that have flowers that open to the most amazing shade of blue.  Then there are others which don't open at all.   

If the flowers don't open, then how do they get poll...

September 14, 2017

The moist summer of 2017 gave us an overdose of mosquitos.  The wet conditions created the perfect breeding grounds for the pesky critters.  Since mosquitoes are know to carry such diseases as: Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria, findin...

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