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Update on our next Extension Master Gardner Training Class

Fall 2020 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training has been postponed until early February 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pivoting from our usual in-person class format to a virtual class format. In order to have adequate preparation time … Continue reading

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TREE: Prunus serotina ([Wild] Black Cherry)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Black Cherry, the largest of our native cherry trees, grows in a variety of habitats through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* and is noted for the beauty and profusion of its spring blooms. It is entomologist Doug Tallamy’s #2 choice among woody plants for its exceptional support of wildlife. Continue reading

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Garden Musings: Early Morning Musings …

Enjoy another entry in a new series of short form thoughts on gardening and gardeners.
If you have something to say in 300 words or less, poem or prose, send it to us at Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)
Also known as Silk Tree or Silky Acacia, this Asian native tree was introduced from China in 1745 and has been cultivated as an ornamental because of its showy flowers. As a prolific seeder, it can escape cultivation and readily establish in natural areas. Continue reading

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