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Garden Musings: Unexpected Gift

Enjoy another entry in our 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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GRASS: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Once the dominant species of the North American tallgrass prairie, this warm-season grass is noted for the open, airy appearance of its seed heads and the multi-season interest of its foliage.  In addition to its use as an ornamental, Switchgrass is also utilized for soil conservation and as a biomass crop. Continue reading

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Great Backyard Bird Count February 12–15

Learn how you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count–all you have to do is watch birds for at least 15 minutes, at least once, from February 12 through February 15, 2021…Also, learn how to improve the habitat on your own property to make it more inviting for birds and butterflies. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Rhizome

Those of us who garden are probably most familiar with a rhizome as one of those brown knobby things irises grow out of. The mind of a cook might turn to ginger, which my neighbor thought this gardener was offering him when she recently thinned her irises… Continue reading

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