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TREE: Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in woodlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, this native provides seasonal interest from early spring blossoms through vivid fall color. Edible fruit is ready for picking early summer, but there will be fierce competition with the 58 wildlife and 35 bird species that use this tree.
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I See Differently Now

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Extension Master Gardener Nearly 20 years ago, I had a life-changing surgery. Since adolescence, my vision had become progressively more near-sighted, and by my early thirties, my uncorrected vision was 20/800. Contacts or glasses were … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change – What’s a Gardener to Do?

What can we as gardeners do to adapt to climate change? While predictions about climate change and its impacts appear nothing short of apocalyptic, adapting to the changes to come will require a return to gardening fundamentals. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – April Edition

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

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Instagram Posts: The Beauty Is in the Details

MGNV is on Social Media! – Have you seen our mystery plant posts on Facebook every Tuesday? This series, by Elaine Mills, Certified Extension Master Gardener, is now regularly posted in an expanded format on Instagram. Follow us at mgnvsocialmedia! Continue reading

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FERN: Athyrium asplenioides (Lady Fern)

The beautiful Lady Fern – with lovely feathery fronds – is this week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic. Continue reading

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