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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April 2018 Public Education Events

Many Public Education Classes, Talks and Events in Arlington and Alexandria in April 2018:
Plant Selection; Planning and Planting the Herb Garden; Arlington County Earth Fest; Irrigation; Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo; Garden Structures: Supports, Going Vertical, and Rabbit and Deer Control; Square Foot Gardening; Aprilfest; Small Space Gardening: Selecting Trees and Shrubs; Balcony and Container Gardening; Alexandria Earth Day; Walter Reed Garden Group; Gardening in Containers, Window Boxes, and on Balconies; and Sowing the Seeds of Victory: War Gardens in America.
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