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Taking a Closer Look at Roadside Wildflowers  

Many of the wildflowers seen along local roadways or on day-trips to the beach or mountains (those yellow, orange, purple or pink blurs) can be viewed close-up in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden in Arlington, VA. Continue reading

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Master Gardener’s Bookshelf: Nature’s Best Hope: Lessons for a Master Gardener

Our book reviewer, Susan Wilhelm, shares how reading Doug Tallamy’s most recent book, Nature’s Best Hope, has impacted how she gardens. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: Gardening in the Time of Pandemic

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

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PERENNIAL: Liatris spicata ([Dense] Blazing Star, Gayfeather)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Tall and upright, Gayfeather provides nice vertical form in a garden. Its purplish, feathery flower spikes contrast well with yellow-flowered, mound-forming plants. The dried spikes provide interest in fall and winter. Continue reading

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