Category Archives: MG in the Garden

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MGNV Website The MGNV website is maintained and created by the MGNV Social Media Committee with input from MGNV and VCE. In addition to writers & photographers credited through bylines (Mary Free, Judy Funderburk, Elaine Mills, Christa Watters & Susan Wilhelm), … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in moist woods throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic, this native understory plant is noted for its graceful arching stems, dainty bell-like flowers, and conspicuous leaf veins. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Fothergilla gardenii (Dwarf Fothergilla)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Native to southeastern coastal areas, Dwarf Fothergilla shines three seasons of the year. Spring brings sweetly-scented, white bottlebrush flowers that welcome pollinators. Its summer dress is a pretty green. Fall leaf color is spectacular, turning exquisite shades of yellow, orange or red that brighten up the woodland garden. Continue reading

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SEDGE: Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Sedge)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Sedge)
Delicate, arching, semi-evergreen leaves define this native sedge found in much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. In dry shade where lawn maintenance is a challenge, this substitute never needs mowing.

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