Category Archives: Sustainable Landscaping

Best Bets: Native Plants for Dry Conditions

In this class, Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills describes the factors that lead to dry conditions in a garden and the adaptations plants have made to do well in hot, exposed sites, tolerate rain shortages, or survive in dry shade. Continue reading

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Best Bets: Native Plants for Wet Conditions

Learn about factors that lead to wet conditions in a garden and the adaptations plants have made to do well in moist sites, tolerate intermittent flooding, or grow in standing water. Elaine Mills introduces native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, grasses, and rushes that have been found to thrive in these conditions, explain the benefits they provide to wildlife, and offer tips for growing and maintaining them. Continue reading

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The Lure of the Lawn

“My decision to remove most of the turf grass from my yard germinated over many years and after learning about the state of the nation’s lands and waters. What’s the connection? Our love affair with our lawns – with a thick green carpet of grass, free of weeds – comes at a steep cost to the environment.” Continue reading

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Another New Video Added to MG Virtual Classroom!

Native Grasses, Sedges and Rushes for the Home Landscape is now available to view online, in case you missed the live zoom presentations. Continue reading

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