Author Archives: Meghan Shinn

Partridgeberry: A Native Groundcover for All Seasons

partridgeberry mitchella repens

Virtues: We love partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) for its evergreen foliage, spring flowers and winter berries. This native groundcover can be found in the woodlands of much of eastern North America, making it a good choice for shade gardens.

Leaves: When to Let Them Lie

If you garden anywhere near deciduous trees, their leaves likely figure into your fall yard and garden cleanup. You may already know that you can repurpose these leaves as mulch for your garden and lawn. But what to do about …