Category Archives: MG in the Garden

PERENNIAL: Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Lobelias can be impressive, especially when dozens are growing together.    Showy blue flowers are held on long flower stems and loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alumroot)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although Hairy Alumroot’s native habitat in Virginia is mostly in the southwestern mountains, its five-inch wide, semi-evergreen leaves and late season flower plumes make it a species worthy of consideration for a woodland garden. Continue reading

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New Plant Clinic in Alexandria!

We are excited to announce the NEW Beatley Library Plant Clinic! If you live on the west side of Alexandria, you can now bring your plant questions to the library every other Tuesday evening and get help from our talented … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Eutrochium dubium (Eastern or Coastal Joe-Pye Weed)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This more diminutive Joe Pye Weed is native to the eastern coastal plain and can be found in swamps, shores, and wet meadows. Continue reading

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