The Long View – Meditations on Gardening

We garden to achieve that space that gladdens our eyes, lends peace to our souls, and calms our harried minds on days when life seems to run away from us. Enjoy more.

AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden was a huge success thanks to all the Master Gardener support. Read more.

Sunny Garden Renovations 2014 With the support of their team of Master Gardener volunteers and interns, coordinators Kate Donohue and Joe Kelly have undertaken a second year of renovations in the Sunny Garden. Read more about their work.

Passiflora incarnata, Passion Flower, Maypops

Tried and True Plants for the Mid-Atlantic passiflora-incarnata

Found naturally in rocky slopes, fence rows, and thickets, the purple and white fragrant flowers and edible fruit of Passion Flower make this unique vine an interesting plant for the garden.  The common name “Maypops” refers to the hollow fruit which pops loudly when crushed. Read more.

VCE Plant Clinics

Plant clinics sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension are gearing up for the 2014 gardening season in Arlington and Alexandria. All are staffed by VCE Master Gardeners, who answer general gardening questions as well as questions about pests and diseases and plant identification. They also provide free soil test kits on request. Find one near you:

Upcoming Master Gardener of Northern Virginia (MGNV) Events

Our upcoming events are listed in this calendar. For more information on any event, use the Event Calendar menu above to see full writeups. If you have any questions about an event, contact the Helpdesk at mgarlalex@gmail.com or 703-228-6414. Click here to view events of interest to gardeners in the greater D.C. area.