This week is National Pollinator Week. It is amazing that something as small as a bee is vitally important to our food supply. As pollinators, bees transfer pollen thus ensuring that plants and crops develop fruit and seeds for us to consume. But bees are not the only keystone species that we depend on, we also need other pollinators such as butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and birds, including hummingbirds. Continue reading
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- Visiting Little Washington, National Colonial Farm, and Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Pests, and Upcoming Gardening Events July 7, 2020Peggy and Teri describe their visits to a garden in Little Washington, VA; the National Colonial Farm, MD; and the Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, VA. To identify good and bad pests in the garden, they recommend Jessica Walliser's Good Bug/Bad Bug book and also recommend that gardeners contact Maryland's Home and Garden Information Center as […]Peggy
- Visiting Willow Oak and Riversdale; Asking Master Gardeners and Extension Agents Gardening Questions; and Celebrating National Pollinator Week June 22, 2020Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens and their visits to Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Riversdale, and Homestead Gardens. For those who have gardening questions, Peggy and Teri give advice on who to contact in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Together they discuss upcoming events, places […]Peggy
- Visiting Little Washington, National Colonial Farm, and Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Pests, and Upcoming Gardening Events July 7, 2020