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Attracting Butterflies, Classic Gardening Practices

Fritillary butterfly

Host Peggy Singlemann talks with Marcus Gray, Monarchs In The Rough Program Manager with Audubon International, about the types of features and plants to include when designing a garden meant to attract butterflies.

Co-host Pat McCafferty visits Monticello’s Tufton Farm to learn about some classic and innovative gardening practices with Peggy Cornett and Kevin Nevison.

The Plant of the Month comes to us from the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University where Director Jan Mahon presents Rockin’ Deep Purple Salvia.

In the Tip from Maymont, Peggy Singlemann shares some of her favorite flowers and other plants that will add color and texture to a garden all summer long.

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Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, and Co-Host, Pat McCafferty, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October. Full episodes and excerpts are available here and on Facebook.