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July 2018 Public Education Events

July 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include these classes: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil; Twilight Home Gardening Series; Ticks and Mosquitos and Other Bloodsuckers; and Summer Garden Critter Controls.

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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Summer Herb Supplement

Welcome HERB gardeners!
It’s time to check out the Summer 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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PERENNIAL: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea) 

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

This member of the Mint family, native to eastern North America, grows in dense clusters along creeks and banks, as well as in thickets and woods.  Prized by humans as an aromatic herb, its distinctive ragged red flowers are attractive to a variety of garden pollinators, especially when massed. Continue reading

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FERN: Osmunda spectabilis (Royal Fern)

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

This native fern, one of North America’s largest, is frequent to common in moist woods through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously known as Osmunda regalis, its unique fronds are cut into large rounded leaflets. Another common name “flowering fern” refers to its tassel-like fertile clusters. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – The Complete Kitchen Garden

The Complete Kitchen Garden:  An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs & 100 Seasonal Recipes, by Ellen Ecker Ogden, is a delightful book that combines vegetable garden design, organic gardening tips, and recipes. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – June Edition

Welcome veggie gardeners! 
It’s time to check out the June VCE Garden Guide for vegetable and herb gardening! Continue reading

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