Monthly Archives: February 2019

Planning for the Red, White, and Blue: Part 2

Interested in planting your own red, white and blue garden to bloom this July? Enjoy this article by Mary Free that includes plants from the MGNV demonstration and other gardens on or around July 4 which are actually coloring the landscape red, white, and blue. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native deciduous holly produces prodigious quantities of plump, red, berry-like fruit (called drupes), which decorate the plant from mid-fall into early spring. ‘Red Sprite,’ a female dwarf cultivar, needs the services of the male ‘Jim Dandy’ to make fruit. Purchase at least two females and one male for a “berry” good show. Continue reading

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Selecting Native Plants Class Rescheduled! 3/6

Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants  RESCHEDULED! Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Westmont Room Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington 22204 There’s a palette of plants that is just right for you and that will thrive … Continue reading

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The Master Gardener’s Bookshelf – Epic Tomatoes

Epic Tomatoes—How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Epic Tomatoes) by Craig LeHoullier, is a captivating book about growing heirloom tomatoes covering everything from deciding what to grow to harvesting and eating the results. Continue reading

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