Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Two Of My Gardening Book ‘Favs’

Master Gardener Judy Funderburk reviews two of her favorite gardening books: Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden and The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook by Penelope O’Sullivan . Continue reading

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The Meyer Lemon as Houseplant

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

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SHRUB: Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel

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

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Regional Gardens: The United States National Arboretum

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

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