February 8, 2016
To give wildlife a boost, plant natives
Local wildlife depend on native plants for food and shelter during the winter. In order to support these creatures, plant natives that hold their fruit and provide thermal cover. Mt. Cuba Center has tips on what to plant and which animals it will attract in this month's News Journal article.
January 26, 2016
“Nativars” combine beauty and ecological benefits for the home gardener
Native plant cultivars let home gardeners balance beauty and ecological benefits. Researchers at Mt. Cuba Center are studying just which cultivars offer the best of both worlds.
December 4, 2015
Mt. Cuba Center publishes Coreopsis Research Report
Mt. Cuba Center's latest research report on coreopsis details the results of a three-year study on the attractive garden plant.
November 26, 2015
There’s beauty in a garden. Late autumn is no exception.
Conventional wisdom says autumn is the time to cut every perennial back and rake every leaf to put the gardens to bed, but ecological gardeners know that local wildlife depends on the plants in our landscapes and that leaves make nutrient-rich mulch.
November 18, 2015
Conservation Partnership Creates more than 10,000 Acres of Contiguous Wildlife Habitat in Delaware
“Conserving open space is critical to maintaining biodiversity and a healthy environment, which is the essence of Mt. Cuba Center’s mission,” said Ann C. Rose, President of the Board of Mt. Cuba Center. “Together with the adjacent tracts of protected land, the Roberts Farm property preserves a contiguous, protected corridor along Delaware’s ecologically important coastal zone.”
October 22, 2015
Planting in a Post-Wild World
The secret to planting resilient and beautiful landscapes is in understanding how plants work together in a habitat, and in treating plants as a community rather than as individual pieces in the garden bed, according to Thomas Rainer and Claudia West in their new book, Planting in a Post-Wild World.
September 25, 2015
Mt. Cuba Center begins ambitious reforestation research project
Mt. Cuba Center begins research that will evaluate different reforestation techniques. A team of researchers will keep a close eye on nearly 15 acres of newly forested land for at least the next 20 years - a study unparalleled in its scope.
August 27, 2015
As summer wanes, give gardens a fresh eye
Goldenrod, ironweed, lobelia and coneflowers - late summer blooms stand out. Embrace the season's heat and plant some new additions in your landscape, and plan for spring.
August 20, 2015
The 10 best perennials you have never heard of
Perennials are making a comeback. Here's 10 you may not have thought about before.
August 7, 2015
Fall and Winter Programs at Mt. Cuba Center Now Available
Gain new skills and a new appreciation for native beauty through these courses at Mt. Cuba Center. Truly bring your gardening to a higher lever this fall and winter.
August 5, 2015
Adding Life to the Soil
“Compost is more than just broken down organic material,” explains Peter Schmidt of Compostwerks, an ecological land care company in upstate New York. “It is filled with a concentration of beneficial microorganisms that slowly release nutrients to keep soil and plants healthy year-round."
August 5, 2015
South Garden Installation Begins
Mt. Cuba Center's historical South Garden is getting a makeover. Now, all plantings are native perennials. Check back in spring 2016 to see the full transformation.
July 28, 2015
Finding the Perfect Phlox
Groundbreaking research on the ecological benefits of native flowering perennials is underway in Mt. Cuba Center's Trial Garden. First study subject: Phlox.
July 15, 2015
Mt.Cuba Center Begins Installation of a New Garden Design
May 19, 2015
The Washington Post Features Mt. Cuba Center
At the Mount Cuba Center, native plants flourish in their natural setting.