Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Extension Master Gardeners Share their Favorite Tools

Gardening is easier and more fun when using the right tool for the job. EMGs shared some of their favorites in response to an informal survey. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – September Edition

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

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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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