Tag Archives: Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Protected: Special Garden Bulletin

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in From the President, MG in the Garden | Tagged , , , , ,

June at Simpson Gardens

By Master Gardener Christa Watters for the Simpson Crew Each of Simpson’s many and various garden beds has its special time for looking wonderful. One of my favorite plants this time of year is a smallish tree that grows near … Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Simpson Gardens, Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic | Tagged , , , ,

On the Echinacea – What’s that Insect? Answers!

We wrap up pollinator week with one last challenge: can you identify the insects in the video? These hairy pollinators were buzzing around the Echinacea at Green Spring Gardens on Wednesday. Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Pollinators, Public Education | Tagged , , ,

Can You Identify These Pollinators? Part 3: Hummingbirds

Sometimes moth species, like the white-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata) above, are mistaken for hummingbirds. Unlike most moths, it often feeds during the day. At first glance, its bulk, rapid wing movement, swift flight, and habit of hovering as it feeds resembles that of a hummingbird. No wonder these insects also are referred to as hummingbird moths. Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Pollinators | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Growing Tomatoes!

Written by the MGNV Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners, with special thanks to Debbie Siegel and Tom Laughlin. Five Things About Growing Tomatoes Are you growing tomatoes this year? Here are five things you should know about getting the best tomato … Continue reading

Posted in Community Gardens, Demonstration Gardens, Five Things You Didn't Know About..., MG in the Garden, Organic Vegetable, Public Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2015: A Celebration of Soils

Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading

Posted in Community Gardens, MG in the Garden, Public Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,