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Instagram Posts: The Beauty Is in the Details

MGNV is on Social Media! – Have you seen our mystery plant posts on Facebook every Tuesday? This series, by Elaine Mills, Certified Extension Master Gardener, is now regularly posted in an expanded format on Instagram. Follow us at mgnvsocialmedia! Continue reading

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Milestone–Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets Updated!

Almost four years have passed since we announced that we were revising the Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic fact sheets with easier-to-read format, new information, and new images of plants that can (mostly) be visited in local public gardens.  We did more research, we eliminated a few plants on our original list that turned out not to be the most reliable or available species in our area and we added a few more favorites so that there are currently 99 plant fact sheets in our database. Videos now augment a few of the fact sheets showing how the plants attract pollinators or transition from season to season. Continue reading

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MGNV has a new look!

We are happy to unveil our new logo! Thanks to the Logo Committee: Sue McIver, Carol Goldberg & Elena Rodriguez and to Patti Maurer at Skinny Cat Designs 

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PERENNIAL: Solidago rugosa (Rough-Stemmed Goldenrod)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Golden sprays of flowers brighten the garden from late summer to frost, supporting 115 species of moths, butterflies, native bees, and other insect pollinators.  Continue reading

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TREE: Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes in eastern North America, Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage.  Bees make a flavorful honey … Continue reading

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TREE: Chionanthus virginicus (White Fringetree)

An appealing addition to the landscape, this native is rare in Pennsylvania and historical in Delaware’s Piedmont, but frequent to common elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Virginia Native Plant Society named White Fringetree as Wildflower of the Year in 1997. Be aware though, it also appeals to deer! Continue reading

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