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PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Blue Wood or Heart-leaved Aster)

Symphiotrichum cordifolium, Blue Wood or Heart-leaved Aster

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Formerly classified as Aster cordifolius, this native, found along forest edges and ledges in the eastern half of North America, would be a welcome addition in a residential shade garden. When summer flowers are fading through mid fall, the delicate blue flowers of this prolific bloomer attract numerous pollinators. 
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November/December 2019 Public Education Events

Check out these programs and classes in November & December:

∙ Home Owner Associations and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches from Plant NOVA Natives;
∙ Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them
∙ Succulents for Small Spaces; and
∙ Guerilla Gardening in Your Yard: Converting Neglected Spaces into Food, Beauty, and Diversity
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Regional Gardens: Brookside Gardens

By Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills Photos by Elaine Mills July 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of Brookside Gardens, the award-winning public garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Md., about 45 minutes from Arlington. … Continue reading

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FERN: Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Whether by themselves on the woodland floor or coming through shade-tolerant ornamentals, Cinnamon Fern fronds are beautiful when they unfurl in spring and then turn vibrant shades of gold and orange in fall. Continue reading

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