The Fall 2023 edition of Shenandoah Valley Gardening is here!
- Extension Master Gardener Class of 2023 Graduation
- Q&A with Va. Tech’s Volunteer Engagement Specialist
- Planting a wind break
- How to hot compost
- Why native plants matter
- And more!
Want more gardening information? Check out our past issues :
Summer 2023 – 2023 Scholarship Winners, Gardening Apps, NSVMGA’s 30-year History, Being an Extension Master Gardener Trainee, Tomato Season
Spring 2023 – Ways to Welcome Insects, A Three Sisters Garden, Reviving the American Chestnut, Supporting Peonies, EMG impacts in the Shenandoah Valley
Winter 2023 – Warren County VCE Staff, Japanese Barberry, Solitary Bees, Tips for Seed Starters
Fall 2022 – Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass, Coping with Rabbits, NSVMGA’s $15,000 grant to help Heal the Planet, Frederick County VCE Staff
Summer 2022 – 2022 Scholarship recipients, Junior Master Gardener Homeschool Program, Invasive Spotlight on Dames Rocket, Page County VCE Staff
Spring 2022 – “Ask A Master Gardener” Help Desk Schedules, Invasive Garlic Mustard, Community Gardens in Page County, Shenandoah County VCE Staff
Winter 2022 – Clarke County VCE Staff, Lichens, Jade, Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact when Gardening, Gardening for Winter Interest
Fall 2021 – Grant and Awards Received, Habitat Program, Developing a Blight-Resistant American Chestnut, Botanical Nomenclature
Summer 2021 – Scholarship Recipients, Summer Tips for Tomatoes, How to Identify Poison Ivy, Bugs of Summer, Plus Project Updates and Other Program News
Spring 2021 – Three Invasive Trees (Bradford Pear, Tree of Heaven, and Autumn Olive), Cicadas Brood X, Tips for Dividing Perennials
Winter 2021 – Starting Seeds, Plants for Winter Gardens, Box Huckleberry, Snow: the Good and the Bad, Air Plants, and Christmas Cactus
Fall 2020 – Lightning Bugs, Overwintering Perennials in Containers, Growing Hellebores, Native Plants for Winter Interest, Safe Plants for Pets, and Book Recommendations.
Summer 2020 – Projects Continuing Despite Many COVID Cancellations; Tips for Fall Planting and Harvesting, Growing Dahlias, Pet-Friendly Gardening, and Container Gardening.
Spring_2020 – Worm Composting, Garden Tool Care, Misconceptions of Tree Care, Pet Friendly Gardening, Bleeding Heart plant, Beautiful Blue Flowers.
Winter 2020 – Indoor Plant Clinic, Seed Saving Tutorial, Biochar, Blandy Experimental Farm, Good Plants for Red Berries in Winter.
Fall 2019 – Seed Exchange, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Williamsburg Botanical Garden, Children’s Gardening Projects.
Summer 2019 – Fall Fest ’19 at Belle Grove, 2020 MG Class Digital Format, English Ivy and Giant Hogweed, Native Bee House Monitoring
Spring 2019 – Garden Fest ’19 at Belle Grove, Spotlight on Forsythia, Off the Beaten Path, Gardening Tips
Winter 2019 – Indoor Plants, Glen Burnie Gardens, Winterberries, Gardening w/ Wildlife
Fall 2018 – Patio Gardening, Seed Exchange, Invasive Insects
Summer 2018 – Giant Hogweed, Multicolor Lady Beetle, Smithsonian Gardens
Spring 2018 – 2018 Master Gardener Trainees, Planting a Natural Dust Barrier, Spotted Lanternfly, Tree of Heaven, Soil Test
Winter 2018 – Symposium, Stinkbugs, “Planning Propagating and Pruning”, Vendors that Support NSVMGA
September 2017 – Symposium, Christmas Workshop at Belle Grove, Seed Exchange Preparation
August 2017 – Black Light Gardening, Early Work for Gardenfest ’18, Starting the “Day Trippin'” program
July 2017 – Virginia
Avenue Charlotte-DeHart Elementary School Garden Club, “best time to dig and divide hyacinths” (greenline story) , Fun at Master Gardener’s College
June 2017 – Gardenfest ’17 Recap, Junior Master Gardener Recap, Male/Female Flower Type Comparisons
May 2017 – Potting Instructions for Gardenfest Plant Sale, The Duties of Project Leaders, Thank You from Mark Sutphin (extension agent)
April 2017 – Meeting at Corhaven Graveyard, MGs at Hilda J Barbour Elementary, Editor’s Story on Desert Plants
March 2017 – “Did You Know?” Adjunct Member, Wavyleaf Basketgrass, Spring Seed Starting Tips
February 2017 – Meeting at Hill House Farm and Nursery, Seed Exchange ’17 Recap, Story of Seed Exchange History
January 2017 – Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Seed Exchange Announcement, Lichens
December 2016 – Belle Grove Christmas, White Oaks, Seed Saving FAQs for the Seed Exchange
November 2016 – Susan Garrett’s last “From the President”, Conservation Corps Returns to Valley, Spotlight on Oak Trees
August 2016 – Reflections on Master Gardener College 2016, “Bug Hotel” Barn Series at Belle Grove, Summer and Winter Daphne, West Coast Natives
July 2016 – Clarke Co. High Tree Planting, Barn Series “Thyme for Herbs”, Timbrook Community Garden
June 2016 – Meeting at Brickhouse Nursery w/ Plant List for Sale, Junior Master Gardeners in the Garden, Iris Hills Farm, How do plants get named? (editor’s corner)
May 2016 – Gardenfest 2016 Press Release, Labeling Plants for Gardenfest, Class of 2016 Recap and Graduation Announcement, Annual Tasting Event at Samuels Public Library
April 2016 – President Speaks with California Master Gardener, Texas Natives (editor’s corner), Corhaven Graveyard Planning Announcement
March 2016 – 2016 Symposium Upcoming, Mycorrhizae, Flowers in the Snow (editor’s corner)
February 2016 – President “33-34 inches of snow”, ’16 Committees Announced, Seed Catalogs, Winterberries
January 2016 – ’16 Seed Exchange Recap, ’16 Officers Coordinators and Committee Chairs, Sustainable Suggestions for the New Year, Gardeners Resoutions