Buck Mountain Garden Club (BMGC)
Established 1981

PO Box 683
Earlysville, VA

Gardening Tips & Resources

PowerPoint Presentation from the 3/13/23 “Seed Saving” Lecture by Dee Walsh will is available HERE !
Click HERE for lecture outline/notes.

Slides From the 1/9/23 “Pruning Basics” Lecture by Jeff Kunkle are available HERE!

Suggestions & Messages:

3/23/23:  Patti Booth recently recommended a blog article about “Dividing Perennials in Springtime”.  You can find a copy of the article here!

9/15/22:  Karen Dosier recently recommended a couple of plants, including “Hummelo“.  She described it this way: “It’s totally different from the light colored fuzzy stachys we know as Lamb’s Ears. It still has purple spikes of flowers, but is a mounding perennial and is deer and rabbit resistant!”  The other plant recommended was a coneflower called Mellow Yellows. It “mellows” to more cream as it matures.     Both sound like welcome additions to any garden! –  Dee Walsh


Service Providers/Nurseries/Garden Centers & Retailers 
(In no particular order, with no particular endorsement –
additional suggestions welcome!!  Just email them to deewalsh@embarqmail.com)

Champ Lawson Landscaping 

Chris Crawford Landscaping and Tree Maintenance 
          (205) 784-7157  or via Facebook (search “@chriscrawfordinc”)

Cole Moore – TopSide Brush Control (Tree Removal, Understory Clearing)
          (540) 241-8657

Meriweather Mowing 

Protech Lawn and Landscape

Bartlett Tree Experts

Fant’s Tree Service

Grubb Tree Service

Van Yahres Tree Company

JJM Tree Service

Waynesboro Nursery

Waynesboro Landscape and Garden Center

Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) Tree Nurseries

 Lowe’s Charlottesville

Lowe’s Ruckersville

Blue Ridge Farmer’s Co-op (Formerly Southern States)

Ivy Nursery

Ivy Corner Gardens and Gift Shop

Edible Landscaping

Fitzgerald’s Apple Orchard
728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA 22976 (Nelson Co.)
Apple varieties include Red and Golden Delicious, Gala, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith and York. Open Monday – Saturday during apple season. 8:00 AM – noon and 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Snow’s Garden Center

Hummingbird Hill Natives (Nursery)

The Garden Spot

The Corner Store

Fifth Season Gardening Company

Eltzroth & Thompson Greenhouses

Landscape Supply  (recommended by Cooke Family/product “Deer Scram” is excellent deer repellent.)

Mulch Monkeys

Panorama Paydirt

High Country Gardens (Online Shop & Blog)
                        Fall-Blooming Perennials – List

Hottinger Greenhouses (Louisa)

Sharondale Mushroom Farm (Keswick)

Milmont Greenhouses (Waynesboro)


Organizations and Resource Links

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards

Piedmont Master Gardeners

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Piedmont Native Plants – Reference Book

                                  Download (Free) // Hard Copy for Sale

Plant Virginia Natives (Many reference links available)

Common Native Trees of Virginia – VDOF Reference Manual

Virginia Native Plant Society

Virginia Natives – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Buck Mountain Garden Club  PO Box 683, Earlysville, VA 22936
Meets at 12:30 on the 2nd Monday of each month (Sept through June) 
Deese Hall, Buck Mountain Episcopal Church – All Welcome!





PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management)

https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/ – National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/us/virginia – NISIC Virginia Invasives

Problem Species in Our Area:

Find Your Local VDOF Forester 

American Horticultural Society

Arbor Day Foundation

Links to Reporting/Combating Invasive Species (Lanternfly, Ailunthus/Tree of Heaven) in Albemarle County

List of Deer-Resistant Plants/Rutgers University

Stilt-Grass Management (August is Prime Time) / PRISM    

Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Tech)

Relationship Between Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven) & Spotted Lanternfly

Dealing Effectively With Ticks
            Permethrin 0.52% Protective Bands

Shade Perennial Suggestions from “All About Gardening”.com