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Succulents for Small Spaces

Do you live in a small space?  Succulents are a perfect choice for your small space.
The variety of small succulents and their ability to survive in semi-arid environments with infrequent watering is what makes them a perfect choice for your small space. Continue reading

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Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control

New class added to June schedule! Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria 22304 Learn the science of how best to control mosquitoes and ticks, and how to keep them away from … Continue reading

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SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native* favorite has graceful open growth habit and … Continue reading

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MGs Step Up to Help Restore Private Forest

Extension Master Gardener Nancy Davis leads the restoration of the ravines where the Beth El “Chapel in the Woods” is located. The Chapel in the Woods project is an ongoing example of how cooperation among groups and individuals can make change in a community. 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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PERENNIAL: Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Baptisia is a bold plant that in early spring produces multiple stems of beautiful gray-green foliage.  By mid-spring the foliage is topped by 1- to 2-foot flowering spikes that are a magnificent blue color. Continue reading

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