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In The News, Updates – August 1, 2017

Lawn, Begone!

Switch unused grassy lawns into native plants to protect Delaware “If I’m not working in the River, I’m working in my garden,” says Maya van Rossum, as she tugs a weedy vine from a cluster of bright phlox. For van Rossum, river work and garden work are one and the same. She is the Delaware […]

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In The News, Updates – July 6, 2017

The Plant Health Toolkit

When it comes to yard care, bugs can be your best friends HOCKESSIN, Del. (July 6, 2017) – Leading a group of gardening students underneath a sour gum tree (Nyssa sylvantica) along Mt. Cuba Center’s driveway, Jimmy Testa gently pulls down a branch to show students what he sees. “This is a wheel bug nymph,” he […]

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In The News, Updates – June 7, 2017

Drumroll, please…New plant introductions!

It’s the time of year to scour native plant sales and local nurseries for new additions to the garden. While the choices may seem endless, the plants available to purchase are the result of a long chain of events involving the many people who find, grow and test plants for the public.

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In The News – April 20, 2017

Spring’s Edible Buffet

Native pollinators need early spring wildflowers. HOCKESSIN, Del. (April 20, 2017) – With warmer weather, sunny days and spring flowers comes the hum of pollinators, especially the buzz of bumblebees emerging from their winter burrows. One bee you’re unlikely to see this spring is the rusty patched bumblebee. Known as Bombus affinis, the rusty patched […]

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In The News, Updates – April 6, 2017

The dogwood tree makes a comeback

For decades, flowering dogwood has been plagued by dogwood anthracnose, a deadly fungal disease. The Washington Post‘s Adrian Higgins talks with Mt. Cuba Center’s Woods Path Horticulturist Jimmy Testa to explore the resurgence of the tree and suggests cultivars for the home gardener. Read the full article over at the Washington Post, here. More information about Mt. Cuba Center’s […]

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