Category Archives: Ornamental Plantings

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 flower. Photo Credit: USDA SCS. Robert H. Mohlenbrock, 1989, Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species, USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI), Lincoln.
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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.)

Snow covered azaleas. 2022.01.03. Photo Credit: E.R. Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
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Holiday Decorations and Boxwood Blight

Avoid Spreading Boxwood Blight This Holiday

Compiled and edited by Ed Olsen, Extension Agent from various VCE publications

Virginia Cooperative Extension is once again cautioning the public to take measures to avoid spreading the devastating boxwood blight when decorating for the holidays this year.  Do you know that boxwood greeneries and decorations could carry the boxwood blight pathogen to your property, destroying precious boxwood plantings that your family has had for generations and threatening those of your neighbors?

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