Tag Archives: Virginia Native Plant Society

Geranium maculatum, 2020 Wildflower of the Year

Geranium maculatum (wild or spotted geranium), a perennial native to eastern North America, has been chosen as the Wildflower of the Year for 2020 by the Virginia Native Plant Society. This delightful herbaceous plant can be seen in two demonstration gardens maintained by Extension Master Gardeners (Glencarlyn Library Community Garden and the Shade Garden) this month. Continue reading

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The New Flora of Virginia Mobile App

By Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Last spring, while perusing the Winter 2017 issue of Sempervirens, the quarterly publication of the Virginia Native Plant Society, I came across a short article announcing plans for a mobile app version of the … Continue reading

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New Monarch Waystation at Bluemont Park

The Bluemont Bird and Butterfly Garden began around 2004. The space, which had been just another parking lot island, was filled with various flowering perennials and shrubs and was used and maintained by park rangers. When the county changed its policies regarding ranger assignments, no rangers were permanently assigned to the park and it fell into disrepair. Continue reading

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