Monthly Archives: January 2017

GRASS: Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This beautiful, tall woodland grass grows in upright clumps and produces fresh green leaves that are held perpendicular at intervals on stiff, wiry culms (hollow stems). Spangled over drooping culms that stand well above the foliage, … Continue reading

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New Free Public Education Series on Sustainable Landscaping

The MGNV Public Education Committee is proud to announce our new 5-part public education series on Sustainable Landscaping beginning February 11. Sign up for as many as you want; all workshops are FREE and held at: Fairlington Community Center, Room FC100 … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This charming member of the Heath family, noted for its lovely flowers, leaves, and berries, is widespread in woodlands of eastern North America from Canada to Alabama. An extract from its leaves is … Continue reading

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February Public Education Events

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TREE: Ilex opaca (American Holly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic In the 1930s Delaware surpassed all states in producing decorations made of American Holly, which flourished in its countryside and became its State Tree in 1939. Still common in the Coastal Plain and southeastern Pennsylvania, its … Continue reading

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FERN: Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Christmas Fern is a forever plant, a lifetime fern with beautiful leathery lance-shaped fronds growing in arching, circular clusters from the crown. The common name is derived from its evergreen nature and from the shape of … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening

Occasional essays by Christa Watters, Master Gardener Preparing for Winter – a Satisfying Task In these darkest days of winter, as we wait for the light to spiral back upwards from its nadir at the Winter Solstice, the garden is … Continue reading

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Protected: January Continuing Education Agent’s Plan of Work Meeting

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