It’s Not Too Late to Plant Bulbs!
Procrastinators rejoice! Though those of us who grew up in colder climes may think it’s too late to plant our bulbs for spring bloom, it’s really not – at least not for all bulbs. Tulips, for example, can rot in the ground in our heavy Virginia soil during warm, wet falls. Some sources say that waiting until about first frost is better for tulip bulbs, which like colder climates. Plus, it gives the squirrels less time to dig them up before frost hardens the ground. Still, you need to get them in before the ground really freezes. Read More.
Making Your Yard Sustainable: A Landscape for Life™ Workshop Series
Six Saturdays, January 25 to March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, in Arlington
Get practical advice on how to improve your soil, conserve water and energy, and select the right plants and materials to create a beautiful garden at home that also protects our environment at large. In this six-part series led by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and other local experts, each session builds awareness of recommended horticultural practices and sustainability principles, all in the context of our local conditions and resources. Participants will develop a plan to improve the sustainability of their own yards. Just $75 per household for all six in-depth workshops. Class size is limited to 20 households.
To register by mail with a personal check, please contact the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk (703-228-6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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