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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
The few established populations of purple coneflowers in Virginia and Pennsylvania appear to be escapes from cultivation. So many beneficial insects (and goldfinches) flock to it though, one thinks of Echinacea as native. In any case, its attributes make it a “must-have” for a sunny garden. Continue reading
In 2021, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will introduce Landscape for Wildlife, a new series of educational posts on Facebook which will run weekly on Thursday mornings starting Jan. 7. Landscape for Wildlife will focus on the services that native species can provide to endangered pollinators, birds, small mammals, and other wildlife when homeowners include them in residential landscapes. Continue reading
Occasional essays by Christa Watters, Extension Master Gardener Photos © Christa Watters Gardening in the Time of Pandemic Gardening is a lot like life, as I’ve often noted in this space. It is one long lesson in patience, and the … Continue reading