The Fall 2020 edition of Shenandoah Valley Gardening is now online.
- Celebrate Extension Master Gardener Kathy Doyle’s selection as the Strasburg Community Garden Volunteer of the Year.
- Learn about lightning bugs (or do you call them fireflies?)
- Find out about two new Extension Master Gardener Projects: Creating a Sensory Garden at San Damiano Retreat and new Seed Lending Libraries to be set up in cooperation with local libraries throughout the region.
- Learn helpful tips for overwintering perennials in containers, growing hellebores, native plants for winter interest, and safe and unsafe plants for pets.
- Read about ground breaking books and ideas from two authors influential in the fields of ecology and environmental science: Rachel Carson and Doug Tallamy.
- And more!
Want more gardening information? Check out our past issues :
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