Vegetable gardening information and events for July 2022
Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The flowers of this native 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.
Featured Glossary word: Canescent
Wasps are important contributors to garden ecology – as pollinators, or incidental pollinators, of native plants, and as beneficial insects preying on other insects that damage crops and plants. Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants (Wasps) by Heather Holm, provides a detailed look at these intriguing insects.
Are you interested in our Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Volunteer Training Program for Arlington and the City of Alexandria? We will hold our Information Night on June 28th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, where you can learn about our program, its requirements, and the application process. via Zoom.
Answers to today's crossword puzzle and coloring pages wrap up our celebration of #PollinatorWeek. We hope the posts About Butterflies & Moths will inspire you to create more inviting habitats for lepidopterans and other pollinators. Happy Gardening!