Category Archives: MG in the Garden

FERN: Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

This week’s Tried and True Plant for the Mid-Atlantic is the beautiful and impressive Ostrich Fern. Continue reading

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GRASS: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Once the dominant species of the North American tallgrass prairie, this warm-season grass is noted for the open, airy appearance of its seed heads and the multi-season interest of its foliage.  In addition to its use as an ornamental, Switchgrass is also utilized for soil conservation and as a biomass crop. Continue reading

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VCE Seed Project – Online Orders

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are again offering free seeds to Arlington and Alexandria gardeners through neighborhood and community garden distribution and online orders.  Continue reading

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TREE: Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Eastern White Pine is the largest conifer of forests in the eastern and upper midwestern United States. It is common in the Virginia mountains and is native to Northern Virginia except to Arlington. Continue reading

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