Monthly Archives: March 2019

Instagram Posts: The Beauty Is in the Details

MGNV is on Social Media! – Have you seen our mystery plant posts on Facebook every Tuesday? This series, by Elaine Mills, Certified Extension Master Gardener, is now regularly posted in an expanded format on Instagram. Follow us at mgnvsocialmedia! Continue reading

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FERN: Athyrium asplenioides (Lady Fern)

The beautiful Lady Fern – with lovely feathery fronds – is this week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic. Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change is Coming to a Garden Near You

In 2018, local gardeners contacted the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Help Desk, Plant Clinics and Demonstration Gardens with hundreds of weather-related plant questions. Are these signs of climate change?  Probably. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebell, Virginia Cowslip )

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Spring has finally sprung when the pink buds of Mertensia virginica show themselves in late winter and early spring, evolving from being coiled up like a scorpion’s tail to opening to deep pink or blue … Continue reading

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