Monthly Archives: March 2018

GROUND COVER: Packera aurea (Golden Ragwort)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Earlier classified as Senecio aureus, this native wildflower grows in moist
fields and woods throughout much of the eastern half of North America
and as far west as Texas. Golden flowers bloom for about three weeks and
after they have faded, shiny basal foliage serves as a pretty ground cover. Continue reading

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Ladybugs and Their Larvae

If you are outside working in your garden, or just enjoying the many flowers that bloom throughout the growing season, then you may happen upon ladybugs or lady beetles. The most common ones in this area, though, are not native to North America. Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters!

Releasing Lady Beetles to Control Pests Based on an intern project by Rachel Vecchio, Certified Master Gardener THE MYTH: It’s a good idea to release lady beetles in the garden in summer to help control pests. THE REALITY: Despite their … Continue reading

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Plants That Deer Avoid (Usually)

While it is true that deer will eat anything if they are hungry enough, there are many plants that deer usually avoid. Continue reading

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