Monthly Archives: March 2012

Choking Hazard: English Ivy Removal Campaign

The Tree Stewards and Master Naturalist programs launched a campaign in 2012 titled “Choking Hazard: English Ivy as a Threat to Virginia’s Trees” The purpose of the campaign is to educate residents about English ivy (Hedera helix), in particular the damage it … Continue reading

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In the Garden: The Plantin’ o’ the Greens

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), March 15th: While many people are focused on the wearin’ o’ the green this week, we have been working on the planting of the greens—lettuce, spinach, arugla, and others. Now is the time to sow seeds … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Raised Beds Raise Vegetables

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), March 6th: We added three raised beds to the garden this weekend.Raised beds are a great choice for growing vegetables for a variety of reasons. You can place the beds in the part of your yard … Continue reading

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Will the real shamrock please “stand up”?

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener The month of March is a good time to talk about the shamrock, a symbol often associated with Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day. In Gaelic, shamrock translates to “seamrag,” which also means trefoil … Continue reading

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