Albemarle County Offers a Native Plant Database

Albemarle County Offers a Native Plant Database

http://www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/ This database has a wealth of information to offer regarding native plants. You can enter the scientific name or search categories native to county, state of Virginia or USA. Here you will find information on storm water facilities, recommended…

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Join us at the Albemarle County Fair

Time is now for planning to attend and thinking about what you will enter in the Albemarle County Fair  The Albemarle County Fair needs your help! It’s as easy as showcasing your gardening, crafts, and artistic skills. Get involved. Have…

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Meadows are the new lawn

Well, not quite the new lawn, but wildflower meadows are becoming a popular alternative!  Both the Daily Progress and Charlottesville Tomorrow have published articles about the “Meadow Man” John Hermsmeier.  Other local businesses such as J.W. Townsend offer meadow installation…

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Fun at the Farmers Market

Charlottesville is a great place to live and grow your garden.  It is also a favorite of the satire website The Onion, primarily to poke fun at.  This article touches on a favorite of ours, the City Market: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Strolling…

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Charlottesville’s IPM approach

Many people have not heard of much less know what IPM is.  The EPA simply states “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally friendly, common sense approach to controlling pests.”   The University of California provides a more technical definition: …

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Another great Spring Plant Sale

We told you it was going to be fun! The Piedmont Master Gardeners hosted the Spring Plant Sale last Saturday, 4/30/2016, and it was another great success. We had more than 650 customers and almost 4,000 plants. Our 65-70 volunteers…

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