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In The News, Updates – August 1, 2017

Lawn, Begone!

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Updates – August 7, 2017

Student Spotlight: Joe Protano

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Updates – August 7, 2017

Student Spotlight: Joe Protano

It only took one class at Mt. Cuba Center for Joe Protano to get hooked on the Ecological Gardening Certificate program. Recently retired from a career in accounting, Joe wanted to follow his passion for the natural world, so he signed up for Native Plants of Spring to learn 60 notable plants of the season—including […]

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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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Press Release – May 12, 2017

Dive into Summer with Summer Splash!

This summer, discover the wonders of water in nature at Mt. Cuba Center’s first annual Summer Splash event. On July 23, visitors can come to the renowned botanical garden to cool off from the summer heat with Summer Splash’s engaging and educational activities about how nature captures, stores and uses water.   A day full […]

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