Monthly Archives: April 2015

2015: A Celebration of Soils

Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading

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VIEW FROM THE GARDEN 

It’s the time of year when Gardeners talk enthusiastically about “Spring Ephemerals,” using this term to describe native wildflowers, such as Virginia Bluebells, Trout Lily, Toothwort, Spring Beauty, Bloodroot, Trillium and Woodland Phlox. The word ‘ephemeral’ often means short-lived, but in the case of native plants, transitory is more accurate. Continue reading

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Happy Poison Ivy Day!

With thanks to TreeStewards of Alexandria and Arlington (especially Steve Young, Rod Simmons, Fitz Flohr Reynolds, Jeff Hurley, Kathi  Mestayer) for this guest blog post. Today is National Poison Ivy Day! This second annual event is the best opportunity to celebrate poison ivy Toxicodendron … Continue reading

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