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Monthly Archives: May 2017
By Judy Funderburk, Certified Master Gardener Without a doubt, Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is the most useful book I own and, to my mind, one of the most helpful “tools” a gardener can have at hand. Originally published … Continue reading
By Christa Watters, Certified Master Gardener Last fall I harvested five beautiful Meyer lemons from a potted dwarf lemon tree I had received as a Christmas present in 2015. Along with the plant came a handsome, generously large pot and … Continue reading
Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Mountain Laurel is a tall, exceptionally handsome, evergreen shrub with shiny, leathery leaves that make beautiful winter-season roping. This native of eastern North America is one of the most beautiful native flowering shrubs … Continue reading
Text by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos by Elaine Mills & Bob Kline The United States National Arboretum, established in 1927 by an Act of Congress, defines its function as “a living museum where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants … Continue reading
By Dina Lehman Avid gardeners spend the winter months gazing through plant catalogs, planning for changes and new additions to their gardens while eagerly awaiting the first signs of spring. The hellebore, an evergreen plant that usually reaches 15 inches … Continue reading
By Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Organic Sources of Nitrogen Fertilizers Most of the soil test results we receive at the VCE Horticultural Help Desk for vegetable gardens are high in phosphorus and potassium … Continue reading