Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Seeing in the Winter Garden

As the cold of winter approaches, the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden winds down. Shorter days and colder temperatures signal some of the garden perennials that it is time drop leaves and turn brown, while for others it is their time to shine. Continue reading

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TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic: This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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Caring for your LIVE Christmas Tree

For those of you who put up your tree soon after Thanksgiving, check ou these tips from Extension AgentKirsten Ann Conrad on caring for your live Christmas tree (hint: WATER). Continue reading

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Between the Rows – December Edition

Welcome veggie gardeners! 
It’s time to check out the December VCE Garden Guide for vegetable and herb gardening! Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

The lovely coneflower is native to Ilinois, Missouri and Arkansas but supports so many beneficial insects and goldfinches that it functions as a native in the sunny garden in our area. Continue reading

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FERN: Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern)

Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern), this week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic turns a beautiful shade of yellow in the fall. Continue reading

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