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    • Know A Weed: Virginia Buttonweed Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) is a common broadleaf weed that can be troublesome in both turfgrass lawns and ornamental beds. Virginia buttonweed is a native plant of the southeast United States as indicated by the green shaded states on the map below from the USDA. It is a deep-rooted perennial with prostrate or spreading branches. […]
    • When plant, insect, and wildlife problems happen in the lawn or garden, who do you call?  Ask an Extension Master Gardener! Horticulture Helpline A team of trained Master Gardeners are available to help answer gardening and pest questions, and solve problems using current research-based information. By calling the helpline, you’ll find yourself in contact with someone who will help identify the cause of your problem, or give an answer to your question using Virginia Tech and Virginia […]
    • Know a Weed: Lesser Celandine Lesser celandine or fig buttercup (Ficaria verna) is now becoming noticed in Henrico County as the plants are beginning to come into bloom. Lesser celandine is a non-native, highly invasive weed that belongs to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). This herbaceous, perennial plant is native to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and Siberia. It was introduced […]
    • VCE – Vegetable Gardening Course Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden this year? Or would you like to learn more about vegetable gardening? Growing your own food, using nature as a guide and incorporating sustainable practices is good for our bodies and good for the earth. The Virginia Cooperative Extension – Prince William unit is offering a vegetable […]
    • Helping Trees and Shrubs Recover From Snow and Ice As a result of this Monday’s storm, has the wet snow splayed some of your shrubs or bent over your trees? Here is some good information from our neighbors to the south at NC State Extension on how to help your shrubs and trees recover from the heavy snow load. (Click linked image below.)