Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This stately milkweed is at home in moist habitats across much of the United States. It has flat terminal clusters of pale pink to mauve to red-violet flowers in summer, succeeded by interesting seed pods that split to release seeds on silken parachutes. Read more.
FIVE THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW About…
Fairlington Community Center
Our occasional series on “five things you don’t know about…” covers all things gardening and DC area related. This month, we explore Fairlington Community Center. Read more!
Can You Identify These Pollinators?
Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener
During National Pollinator Week we challenged you to test your pollinator identification skills on our facebook page. Below are the links to all the answers.
Part 1 focuses on bees, wasps and flies. Read more…
Part 2 focuses on butterflies. Read more…
Part 3 focuses on hummingbirds. Read more…
One of the joys of creating an inviting wildlife habitat with our Tried and True Native Plants that Attract Pollinators is taking the time to observe all of the visitors that it attracts. Can you now name the pollinators pictured below?
VCE Plant Clinics
Plant Clinics staffed by VCE Master Gardeners are now open for the season! Volunteers staffing the clinics answer general gardening questions as well as questions about plant pests and diseases. They can also identify plants and provide soil test kits on request.
The plant clinic at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., opene on Thursday, April 16, and will operate from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Thursday through November.
The plant clinic at Arlington Farmers Market, 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd., opened on Saturday, April 18, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday through September.
Two other VCE plant clinics in Alexandria opened on Saturday, May 2. The Del Ray Farmers Market Plant Clinic at East Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues will be open from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. every Saturday through September. The Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market Plant Clinic at 301 King Street will be open from 7 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday through September.
VCE Master Gardeners also staff the Horticulture Help Desk, which operates from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays year round at the VCE office in Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at 703-228-6414 or by email at email@example.com.
- Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic
- Arlington Farmers’ Market Plant Clinic
- Alexandria Lee Center Plant Clinic
- Del Ray Farmers Market Plant Clinic
- Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market Plant Clinic
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 to see full write ups. If you have any questions about an event, contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-6414. Click here to view events of interest to gardeners in the greater D.C. area.