Category Archives: Pollinators

New Native Bee Habitat in the Teaching Garden 

Local Girl Scout Julia Wine takes on habitat loss affecting solitary bees by build a bee box in the Master Gardeners Teaching Garden at the Fairlington Community Center – and wins a Girls Scout Gold Award in the process! Continue reading

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It’s National Pollinator Week!

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

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MGNV has a YouTube Channel – All about Pollinators!

MGNV continues to expand our social media outreach, thanks to the leadership of two long time members of the Social Media Committee. We are taking advantage of National Pollinator Week to highlight our social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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I See Differently Now

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Extension Master Gardener Nearly 20 years ago, I had a life-changing surgery. Since adolescence, my vision had become progressively more near-sighted, and by my early thirties, my uncorrected vision was 20/800. Contacts or glasses were … Continue reading

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Small Space Gardening for Pollinators

Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

Learn more about these lovely asters and watch a video with monarchs and other pollinators. Continue reading

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