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TREE: Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic:  Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)
Ever wonder what those prickly woody seed balls are underfoot? Look up and if you see star-shaped leaves, it’s the native Sweet Gum. Continue reading

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Faux-Nuts, Fruits, Berries & Seeds

The bounty produced by the Library Garden this fall captivated many visitors. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia love sharing the beauty and abundance of Nature’s gifts, while also having the opportunity to answer lots of questions elicited by the great variety of seeds, berries, fruits and the one “faux-nut” displayed in our Glencarlyn Library Teaching/Demonstration garden. Continue reading

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REGIONAL GARDENS: Four Southeastern Gardens (Part 1)

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills on her recent trip to North Carolina and Georgia as she explored four public gardens and gained new knowledge about native plants, some indigenous to the Mid-Atlantic and others to the Southeast. Continue reading

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Are You Lichen the Bark? Beautiful Bark

Part 1: Beautiful Bark
Where, beyond snow-covered landscapes, does one search in winter for wonders of the natural world? If one looks carefully at that which winter has laid bare, then the beauty of bark emerges. With no leaves to obscure the view, one can truly appreciate the varying colors, textures, and patterns of deciduous tree barks. Continue reading

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