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PERENNIAL: Pycnanthemum muticum (Short-toothed/Clustered Mountain-mint)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The flowers of mountain mint may be unassuming, but their nectar enticed the greatest number and diversity of pollinators out of 86 native species and nativars monitored by Penn State Extension and Master Gardeners over a 3-year period. Showy, silvery bracts accent the flower clusters and the foliage exudes a strong minty aroma when crushed. Continue reading

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Mountain Mints: Minty but No Need for Mountains…

By Anne Galer, Extension Master Gardener My first encounter with mountain mints (Pycnanthemum) came when I was making the bouquets for my daughter’s wedding. We had the cherished peachy roses and hydrangeas from my garden and went in search of … Continue reading

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SEDGE: Carex plantaginea (Plantainleaf Sedge)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The most ornamental of the woodland sedges, this species, sometimes referred to as Seersucker Sedge, is generally found in rich mountain woodlands. In the garden it can fill many roles, substituting for popular non-native plants and even tolerating difficult dry shaded sites.

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August 2019 Public Education Events

July 2019 Public Education Classes include: Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Composting Basics, and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Check out our new Twilight Landscape Gardening series at the Fairlington Community Center!
• Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center
• Easy Low-Cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques
• Small Space Vegetable Gardening

Don’t miss these great special events: Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden and the Simpson Garden Stroll. Continue reading

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