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Extension Master Gardener Blog

Do you want to tap into the national MG pulse? Then check out the Extension Master Gardener Blog at http://blogs.extension.org/mastergardener/. Weekly articles showcase MGV projects from around the nation (and some from Canada), provide links to other programs that MGVs might utilize, and offer interesting and useful horticulture education-related information. (The blog is also linked from this website under Horticulture Info, eXtension, Extension MG Blog.)


Create a Butterfly Garden

Colorful butterflies can add a lot to a garden. With just a little extra planning and proper plant selection you can encourage these pretty creatures to visit, and maybe even get caterpillars to grow in your yard. Learn how to create a butterfly garden that will be attractive to many different types of butterflies in this article...

National Garden Bureau’s Annual of the Year 2015: Coleus

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one annual plant to feature in their "Year of the" program. For 2015 that plant is coleus. With a plethora of cultivars in all colors, shapes, sizes and habits, there’s a coleus for every situation.  To learn more about this popular foliage plant that has been used in gardens since Victorian times, read this article...

National Garden Bureau’s Vegetable of the Year 2015: Sweet Pepper

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one edible to feature in their "Year of the" program. For 2015 the focus is on sweet peppers. There are so many kinds of peppers, including a huge diversity of types that aren’t hot.  Learn more about this popular vegetable native to the Americas in this article...

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