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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Periwinkle (Vinca Minor)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Unfortunately still commonly sold as a ground cover, this trailing vine can escape cultivation and spread rapidly into natural areas. It is classified as invasive throughout the eastern United States, including Arlington and Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Five-Leaved Akebia/ Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Five-Leaved Akebia/ Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata) 
Originally from eastern Asia, this vine was introduced in 1845 as an ornamental plant. It has now been found to be infesting forest habitats where it can grow from 20 to 40 feet in a season, smothering native understory plants. Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 1 – Capturing the Form

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener In a major improvement, Tried and True Plant fact sheets now provide photographic images that highlight native plants grown in MGNV demonstration gardens and local public spaces, such as Green Spring Gardens, Meadowlark … Continue reading

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