Tag Archives: shrubs

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)

Although still a popular landscape plant, it has increasingly spread into woodlands from Maryland to Florida, including in Rock Creek and Wolf Trap parks, and is now classified as invasive. It is on Arlington County’s list of invasive plants.
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In the Winter Garden, 2019 Edition

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Appreciating the winter garden makes for a happier all-season gardener, so this article, written by EMG Mary Free in December 2012, was worth revising and updating. Our gardens may lay mostly dormant in this season, but still there are some herbaceous and woody plants with color, form, and texture that can both surprise and delight in the winter landscape. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This attractive native shrub, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), is a member of the Rose family and is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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October 2018 Public Education Events

Summer may be over but there is still more to learn from the Master Gardeners!
Attend one of our classes and talks – Native Shrubs for the Home Garden; Putting Your Garden to Bed; and Growing Season Extension and Winter Sowing (the last Wednesday Library Talk).

Be sure to join us at one of these special events:
The 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium on Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Registration is open NOW!
The MG Demonstration Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House on Oct. 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Wednesday evening Library Plant Clinics end Oct. 14 but the Master Gardener Horticultural Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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