Category Archives: Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf

Master Gardener Bookshelf: Gardening Under Lights

Understanding light (how much, how little, or what kind) is critical to growing plants indoors successfully, whether seedlings, house plants, vegetables, herbs, or succulents. You can learn about light and how to build simple do-it-yourself grow lights for seed starting by attending the MGNV class “How to Build Inexpensive and Efficient Grow Lights” in February. For additional information, you might also consult “Gardening Under Lights” by Leslie F. Halleck, reviewed here by Susan Wilhelm. Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Shopping Guide

Our 2019 gift giving guide for your favorite gardener! Continue reading

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The Master Gardener Bookshelf: New Landscape Ideas that Work

New Landscaping Ideas that Work by landscape architect Julie Moir Messervy breaks the design process into parts and showing how each part contributes to a landscape that meets a homeowner’s specific needs and goals. Read more of EMG Susan Wilhelm’s review. Continue reading

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The Master Gardener Bookshelf: Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States

Fall is the optimal time to plant trees and shrubs in Northern Virginia.  If you are interested in planting native trees or shrubs, Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape, by Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge, is a helpful resource to determine which native trees or shrubs will succeed in your garden. Read more of EMG Susan Wilhelm’s review. Continue reading

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