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Have you heard of the Lobelia cardinalis? Donna VanKeuren a Master Gardener from our Norfolk unit, proudly admits that the cardinal flower is her favorite! “One day this summer I had the pleasure of watching a hummingbird go back and forth between my red and blue Cardinal Flowers, enjoying the nectar.” While it is beautiful, it is considered toxic if ingested in large quantities, so beware!

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5 days ago  ·  

Here's some interesting data from the National Extension Master Gardener program! Look at how much volunteer time is contributed by EMGs (and only 40 states contributed data to this survey)! WOW

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According to the National Extension Master Gardener Committee ...
In 2016, 40 state Master Gardener Programs:
• Had 88,951 certified EMGs�
• Who loggged 5,718,738 hours�
• For a combined dollar value of $138,050,335*
*Dollar value based on a rate of $24.14 from independentsector.org]
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6 days ago  ·  

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