The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills reviews the most recent edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust.

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Small Space Gardening for Pollinators — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures.

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The Garden Jungle; how we can all help save our insects, by Dave Goulson — Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group

Perhaps you are old enough to remember the days of summer driving excursions and the need to clean the windscreen of smooshed insects? Not something we have to stop to do on a long drive anymore. Professor Dave Goulson takes this piece of evidence to demonstrate the severity of the decline in insects in the […]

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it could be — a north east ohio garden

there should be daylily pictures. instead there are pictures of un-daffs and other spring events. pictures of the un-daffs jumped and dumped into the compost pile. creeping phlox, fresh growth on the rose, dandelions, little bees, and columbine. could it be that i am a guest on the mothership talking to cats. and this imposter […]

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The Master Gardener Bookshelf –Vegetables Love Flowers — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

At the time Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty was published in 2018, author Lisa Mason Zeigler had been operating a commercial cut -flower farm in Newport News, Virginia, for 19 years. Her cut flower beds are interspersed among her vegetable beds. She does not use pesticides. Instead, she has worked over time to build a garden eco-system which relies on natural processes to grow strong, healthy vegetable plants and gorgeous flowers for cutting.

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change is Coming to a Garden Near You — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

In 2018, local gardeners contacted the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Help Desk, Plant Clinics and Demonstration Gardens with hundreds of weather-related plant questions. Are these signs of climate change? Probably.

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