Monthly Archives: February 2015

Updates to Tried and Trues and to Problem Plants

Get over that winter funk by planning your spring, summer and fall gardens. Searching for ideas? Take another look at our enhanced Tried and True Plants and Problem Plants resources. We have added 3 native ferns and 5 native ground covers to the Tried and True Plants library. Besides that, we have updated 48 of the Tried and True fact sheets with easier-to-read format, added information, and new images of plants that (mostly) can be visited in local public gardens. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening – Midwinter

The Bare Bones of the Garden By Christa Watters Here we are at midwinter, halfway between the December solstice and the spring equinox. It’s a hard time for gardeners, a time when the garden seems to sleep and it is mostly … Continue reading

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MGNV Volunteers in Our Community: 4-H in Virginia

By Gabriel Eberhardt Last week we talked about the origins of 4-H. Now let’s focus on   4-H closer to home. In Virginia, approximately 20,000 adults and teens volunteer their time and energy annually to help more that 170,000 Virginia youth learn leadership, citizenship and … Continue reading

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