Category Archives: native plants

The Master Gardener Bookshelf: Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States

Fall is the optimal time to plant trees and shrubs in Northern Virginia.  If you are interested in planting native trees or shrubs, Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape, by Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge, is a helpful resource to determine which native trees or shrubs will succeed in your garden. Read more of EMG Susan Wilhelm’s review. Continue reading

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GRASS: Muhlenbergia capillaris (Hair-awn or Pink Muhly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The thin blades of this spectacular species droop at the tips to form a fine textured skirt for the airy, rosy-red plumes displayed in a spherical crown. Continue reading

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REGIONAL GARDENS: Four Southeastern Gardens (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of Elaine Mills’ journey to southern gardens, in both Georgia and North Carolina. Enjoy some of the unusual natives she discovered on her trip there. Continue reading

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