Category Archives: Pollinators

Nature is a Respite during Disconcerting Times

Spring is a season of hope and renewal and yet we find ourselves battling together, in isolation, an unseen enemy–coronavirus or COVID-19. Staying home, does not necessarily mean staying indoors and physically distancing ourselves from one another does not mean distancing ourselves from nature. Continue reading

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Updated Website Resources on Best Bets for Particular Uses

As a supplement to the Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid- Atlantic fact sheets, the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia updated the Best Bets: Plants for Particular Uses in the Mid-Atlantic (found under Resources on the menu bar). The Best Bets recommend groups of plants that can help you address specific issues or a distinct set of growing conditions on your property. Although the plant lists are not exhaustive, they do reflect the local experience of Master Gardeners. Continue reading

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VINE: Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
New fact-sheet! Learn more about this beautiful vine – Clematis virginiana, also known as Virgin’s Bower, a great plant for pollinators. Continue reading

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Great Long-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

A 2013 plant trial conducted by Penn State Extension, Bees, Bugs & Blooms, ranked three species native to our Mid-Atlantic region as among the best plants for flowering longevity, and in attracting desirable insects. An additional benefit is that deer dislike all three plants. Learn more . . . Continue reading

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