Monthly Archives: September 2019

A Green Oasis in the Heart of Arlandria

The Dale St Community Garden, located at 65 Dale Street in Alexandria, is a thriving new example of a green and lovely garden spot that not only offers local residents space to grow crops and flowers but also teaches sustainable gardening practices and the benefits of fresh food and the uses of native plants. Continue reading

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VINE: Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
New fact-sheet! Learn more about this beautiful vine – Clematis virginiana, also known as Virgin’s Bower, a great plant for pollinators. Continue reading

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Great Long-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

A 2013 plant trial conducted by Penn State Extension, Bees, Bugs & Blooms, ranked three species native to our Mid-Atlantic region as among the best plants for flowering longevity, and in attracting desirable insects. An additional benefit is that deer dislike all three plants. Learn more . . . Continue reading

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Fall Herb Supplement

Welcome HERB gardeners!
It’s time to check out the Fall Herb Supplement to the monthly post, Between the Rows – A Guide to Vegetable Gardening for vegetable and herb gardening! Continue reading

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