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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Nandina (Nandina domestica)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Nandina (Nandina domestica)
This popular evergreen shrub was originally introduced to the U.S. from Asia in 1804 and is still widely available in the nursery trade. Unfortunately, its colorful berries are one of the means of its escape from gardens, and both Alexandria and Arlington list it as invasive. Continue reading

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Native Alternatives to Overused Foundation Plants, Part I

Our Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Region offers many attractive substitute shrubs to traditional foundation non-natives that can add beauty and diversity to the landscape while providing nectar, pollen, and fruit for the insect and animal species with which they have evolved. Read on to learn about the ornamental qualities and wildlife support offered by native alternatives for these popular alien shrubs. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: Color and Texture Sustain the Winter Garden

One of a series of occasional essays by Christa Watters. Extension Master Gardener Color and Texture Sustain the Winter Garden It’s not all bleak out there, not even in our gardens. If we’ve planted wisely and well, plant life continues … Continue reading

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