Category Archives: MG in the Garden

It’s National Pollinator Week!

And it’s Pollinator Week in Virginia, too! June 17-23, 2019

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GROUND COVER: Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Moist woods and stream banks are home to this charming wildflower that is less common to absent in the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region and is indigenous in NoVA only in Fairfax County. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native* favorite has graceful open growth habit and … Continue reading

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MGs Step Up to Help Restore Private Forest

Extension Master Gardener Nancy Davis leads the restoration of the ravines where the Beth El “Chapel in the Woods” is located. The Chapel in the Woods project is an ongoing example of how cooperation among groups and individuals can make change in a community. 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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PERENNIAL: Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Baptisia is a bold plant that in early spring produces multiple stems of beautiful gray-green foliage.  By mid-spring the foliage is topped by 1- to 2-foot flowering spikes that are a magnificent blue color. Continue reading

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