winter pruning resources, wiki

Winter Pruning Resources in Mid-Atlantic

Winter pruning of trees and shrubs is on the minds of many gardeners as we approach February. So now is a great time for a refresher on best practices for winter pruning. We’re currently updating the Mid-Atlantic Gardener calendar of gardening events for 2017, and you’ll see several pruning classes, workshops and demonstrations coming to…

Echinacea House, MAG

Echinacea House: Garden Fun

Echinacea (coneflower) will NOT be ignored on this street in Fredericksburg, Va. Passing through over the holiday, we hit the brakes when we saw this cottage. Just for fun, I thought I’d share the beautiful view.  

Garden accessories at the Hermitage

Garden Accessories at the Hermitage

I recently enjoyed seeing  an interesting variety of garden accessories at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Va., … cement containers, statuary, benches, gates, arbors, fountains, beautiful iron and stonework, … all set on the Lafayette River. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite garden accessories at the Hermitage in Norfolk. It’s a…

Philadelphia Flower Show, 2016

Philadelphia Flower Show Coming in March

The Philadelphia Flower Show  will be March 11 to 19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, so mark your calendars and make plans now to attend. Many of you know that the Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s longest-running and largest horticultural event. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) launched the first one in 1829. Today,…

Warm climate shrubs, fatsia

Three Favorite Warm Climate Shrubs

In the southern parts of our Mid-Atlantic region, some warm climate shrubs are winter hardy and thrive in places like Virginia Beach, Va. On a recent visit there, I enjoyed seeing three of my favorites for winter interest: Pittosporum, Fatsia and ‘Shishi Gashira’ Camellias. Variegated Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegatum’) Japanese Variegated Pittosporum is winter hardy…