Category Archives: MG in the Garden

GROUND COVER: Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster)

This week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic is the ground cover Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster). This sprawling aster traditionally blooms in late summer to early fall with numerous clusters of small white flowers. Continue reading

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TREE: Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)

The beautiful Sassafras tree offers three-season interest: globelike clusters of chartreuse flowers in spring, leaves with three distinct shapes, dark blue fruit in red cups in summer, and foliage ranging from orange to crimson to purple in fall. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – October Edition

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

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SHRUB: Euonymus americanus (Strawberry Bush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic One of the few “good” Euonymus, this native shrub gives a spectacular show each fall. The raspberry color husks of the seed capsules burst open to reveal DayGlo orange covered seeds, hence the common name Heart’s-a-Bustin’. … Continue reading

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TREE: Ostrya virginiana (Eastern Hop Hornbeam)

The hop-hornbeam has fruit that resembles hops and consists of clusters of leafy, oval, papery sacs Continue reading

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Fall Herb Supplement

Welcome HERB gardeners!
It’s time to check out the Fall Herb Supplement to the monthly post, Between the Rows – A Guide to Vegetable Gardening for vegetable and herb gardening! Continue reading

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