Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Summer Herb Supplement

Welcome HERB gardeners!
It’s time to check out the Summer 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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PERENNIAL: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea) 

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This member of the Mint family, native to eastern North America, grows in dense clusters along creeks and banks, as well as in thickets and woods.  Prized by humans as an aromatic herb, its distinctive ragged red flowers are attractive to a variety of garden pollinators, especially when massed. Continue reading

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FERN: Osmunda spectabilis (Royal Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This native fern, one of North America’s largest, is frequent to common in moist woods through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously known as Osmunda regalis, its unique fronds are cut into large rounded leaflets. Another common name “flowering fern” refers to its tassel-like fertile clusters. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – June Edition

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

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GROUND COVER: Sedum ternatum (Wild Stonecrop)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This lovely ground cover, the most widespread native member of the Sedum family in eastern North America, favors rocky banks, cliffs, and woods. Its tiny white star-like flowers with five pointed petals rise in showy clusters above succulent foliage in the spring.
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Spring Beauty or Beast?

When spring finally arrived in the DC metro area, a rather showy groundcover had already made its presence known – lesser celandine or Ranunculus ficaria.
Despite its visual appeal, this groundcover is highly invasive. Continue reading

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