July 2018 Public Education Events

MGNV LogoThe following events are scheduled by VCE Master Gardeners in Arlington and Alexandria in July 2018

Classes |  Wednesday Library Garden Talks | Plant Clinics


Printable Flyer: July 2018 MGNV Flyer

Classes

Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Garden Talks: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil

Library Garden Talks First Saturday of the month in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Join Extension Master Gardener volunteers in the Library’s Community Garden the first Saturday of each month to learn about a different sustainable gardening topic. The mission of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden is to provide resources for Arlington residents to learn how to create gardens in both suburban and urban landscapes. The Garden consists of many smaller gardens including herb, shade, sun, tropical, dry, container, and native gardens

Free. Questions? Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com. Continue reading

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Summer Herb Supplement

A Guide to Growing and Using Herbs

Welcome HERB gardeners!

It’s time to check out the Summer Herb Supplement to the monthly post, Between the Rows – A Guide to Vegetable Gardening for vegetable and herb gardening!

Here you will find additional information on growing and using garden herbs. VCE supports local gardeners with a host of resources, including free classes, plant clinics and this newsletter. Want to know more? Subscribe here to receive future editions.

All the Herb Supplements are available at VCE Garden Guide under Resources on the MGNV site.

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PERENNIAL: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea) 

Monarda didyma, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea

Monarda didyma, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea
Photo © 2015 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This member of the Mint family, native to eastern North America, grows in dense clusters along creeks and banks, as well as in thickets and woods.  Prized by humans as an aromatic herb, its distinctive ragged red flowers are attractive to a variety of garden pollinators, especially when massed.

Learn more . . .

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FERN: Osmunda spectabilis (Royal Fern)

Osmunda spectabilis, Royal Fern

Osmunda spectabilis, Royal Fern
Photo © 2015 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

This native fern, one of North America’s largest, is frequent to common in moist woods through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously known as Osmunda regalis, its unique fronds are cut into large rounded leaflets. Another common name “flowering fern” refers to its tassel-like fertile clusters.

Learn more . . .

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – The Complete Kitchen Garden

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener

The Complete Kitchen Garden by Ellen Ecker Ogden Book CoverThe Complete Kitchen Garden:  An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs & 100 Seasonal Recipes, by Ellen Ecker Ogden, is a delightful book that combines vegetable garden design, organic gardening tips, and recipes. Ms. Ogden candidly admits that “a kitchen garden may just be a fancy name for a vegetable garden located near a kitchen door.” However, her designs demonstrate how attention to plant placement, color, and texture can create a garden that is both productive and beautiful. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – June Edition

Welcome veggie gardeners! 

It’s time to check out the June VCE Garden Guide for vegetable and herb gardening!

VCE supports local gardeners with a host of resources, including free classes, plant clinics and this newsletter. Want to know more? Subscribe here to receive future editions.

All the garden guides are available at VCE Garden Guide under Resources on the MGNV site.

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