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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This native deciduous holly produces prodigious quantities of plump, red, berry-like fruit (called drupes), which decorate the plant from mid-fall into early spring. ‘Red Sprite,’ a female dwarf cultivar, needs the services of the male ‘Jim Dandy’ to make fruit. Purchase at least two females and one male for a “berry” good show. Continue reading
Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants RESCHEDULED! Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Westmont Room Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington 22204 There’s a palette of plants that is just right for you and that will thrive … Continue reading
Epic Tomatoes—How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Epic Tomatoes) by Craig LeHoullier, is a captivating book about growing heirloom tomatoes covering everything from deciding what to grow to harvesting and eating the results. Continue reading
The February 20th session of Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants scheduled at Columbia Pike Public Library has been CANCELLED due to weather. Stay tuned for information on rescheduling of this popular class.
Happy President’s Day! In Part 1 of Planning for the Red, White and Blue, we introduce you to five Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) “Patriotic Gardens” publications to aid you in planting and planning for red, white, and blue color in all four seasons. Continue reading