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Flowers That Attract Pollinators and Robbers to a Garden

The shape, color, structure and odor of a flower usually determine the type of pollinators it attracts. A flower requires a pollinator that will visit it regularly and successfully transfer pollen in and/or between it and other flowers of its species to ensure fruit and seed production. For the service of pollination, the flower provides a reward: usually food such as nectar and/or pollen. Thus plants and their pollinators enjoy a mutualistic relationship. Continue reading

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Many Mints at the United States Botanic Garden

Check out the lovely mint exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden! Continue reading

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Planning for the Red, White, and Blue: Part 2

Interested in planting your own red, white and blue garden to bloom this July? Enjoy this article by Mary Free that includes plants from the MGNV demonstration and other gardens on or around July 4 which are actually coloring the landscape red, white, and blue. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: Fall Reckoning for the Gardener 

Fall Reckoning for the Gardener 

Fall is the time to tally up the results of our gardening year. We plan, we plant, we weed, prune, maintain. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Life happens, and sometimes we don’t attend to all the chores we meant to do. Continue reading

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