Monthly Archives: August 2019

TREE: Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

This week’s Tried and True is the beautiful Redbud which not only has amazing flowers in spring but is full of fruit at this time of year. Read more and learn about cauliflory. Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters! Compost Tea

THE MYTH: Compost tea suppresses pathogens and enriches garden soil.
THE REALITY: Read on to learn more! Continue reading

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The Glencarlyn Pollinator Garden and the Importance of Pollinators

By Ana Karla Coudert & Shrive Beck, Extension Master Gardener Interns Photos © 2019 Elaine Mills What are pollinators and why are they important to humans? You may have heard that a butterfly is a pollinator, that pollinators flit from … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Lobelias can be impressive, especially when dozens are growing together.    Showy blue flowers are held on long flower stems and loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Continue reading

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