Tag Archives: MGNV

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

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

PERENNIAL: Eutrochium dubium (Eastern or Coastal Joe-Pye Weed)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This more diminutive Joe Pye Weed is native to the eastern coastal plain and can be found in swamps, shores, and wet meadows. Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

MGNV Plant Sale Greenspring Garden

Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. Love the idea of using native plants, but can’t find them? Come buy native plants at reasonable prices that are specially-suited for this area, … Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Plant Sales | Tagged ,

Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Paula Kaufman, Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Arlington-Alexandria

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia extend sincere thanks and wish happy trails to Paula, who resigned Feb. 27 after serving for MG Coordinator for nearly two years. Her last day at work is March 10, 2017, but she plans to … Continue reading

Posted in Five Things You Didn't Know About..., Master Gardener Training, MG in the Garden | Tagged , , ,

August Notes from the Organic Vegetable Garden, in Potomac Overlook Regional Park

by Master Gardener Nancy Dowling Enough already, the tomatoes seem to be screaming. It’s too hot; you expect too much from me. And I agree. It is too hot to put out new fruit, too hot to stand up straight and … Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Protected: Special Garden Bulletin

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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

The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The Thing About Gardeners)

Gardening strikes me as the perfect metaphor for life. Everything goes swimmingly well for a while, then adversity strikes and we need to plod through it until we’ve solved the problem or survived the crisis or found a new pathway. Continue reading

Posted in Demonstration Gardens, MG in the Garden, Simpson Gardens, The Long View – Meditations on Gardening | Tagged , ,

The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (A Venture in Guerrilla Gardening)

Not all gardeners have big plots. So sometimes we just exploit what’s nearby. It’s a bit iffy, but taking a little risk and adding a dollop of luck and patience, some digging and weeding and a mix of bought and donated plants can pay off. Witness the former parking lot island near my town house. It used to be a dog- and sun-seared plot of weedy grass that never looked good after the first green flush of spring. Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, The Long View – Meditations on Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,