Category Archives: Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf

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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The Master Gardener Bookshelf – Native Plants of the Southeast

Did you enjoy Thursday’s Regional Gardens article on Southeast Gardens? If reading about (or visiting) native plant gardens has whetted your appetite for growing native plants in your own yard (or on your patio or balcony), you will enjoy this book review of Native Plants of the Southeast by Larry Mellichamp. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills reviews the most recent edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust. Continue reading

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