Monthly Archives: September 2018

SHRUB: Euonymus americanus (Strawberry Bush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic One of the few “good” Euonymus, this native shrub gives a spectacular show each fall. The raspberry color husks of the seed capsules burst open to reveal DayGlo orange covered seeds, hence the common name Heart’s-a-Bustin’. … Continue reading

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Stop by the Simpson Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House and see . . .

This video, filmed at Alexandria’s Simpson Gardens in early October by certified Master Gardener Mary Free, shows monarch butterflies foraging on asters, including native Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. You can view asters along with many other colorful, pollinator attracting flowers during the 25th Anniversary Open House at Simpson Park Gardens Sunday, September 30th. Continue reading

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Simpson Park Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House Reminder

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Simpson Park Gardens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Sowing Beauty – Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed

“If you have ever been tempted to purchase one of those seed packages promising an instant meadow garden, you will benefit from doing a little research first. One of the sources you might consult is Sowing Beauty—Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed  by James Hitchmough. ” Continue reading

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