Monthly Archives: February 2012

Reminder: Tue, Mar 6th, Spring Lawn Care for Northern Virginia

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington  Virginia Tech Specialist Dr. Mike Goatley will discuss best management practices for establishing, renovating, and maintaining lawns in Northern Virginia, including turf selection, soil preparation and testing, fertilizing, mowing, … Continue reading

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Tue, Mar 13th; Gardening for Life: Getting Ready for Spring

Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, will present a free workshop on how to get ready for spring gardening activities, including being kind to your body while gardening, using tools and pesticides safely, and … Continue reading

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What’s that bug?

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener If you think that this red-orange and black insect is a large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus), then you would be correct. But surely those are not milkweed flowers. No, milkweed plants die back … Continue reading

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Reminder: Tue, Feb 28th: Community Gardening 101, Developing Community Gardens

A Workshop for Community Organizations and Non-profits Interested in Developing Community Gardens Representatives of non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, and community and volunteer groups are invited to attend this seminar on Community Garden Development.   Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners … Continue reading

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Reminder: Wed, Feb 22nd: Starting Vegetable Garden From Seeds Indoors

Join us to learn the basics of successful plant propagation, including seed selection, requirements for germination, tips on transplanting, and the importance of hardening plants before moving them outdoors. To register for either of these events please call the Master … Continue reading

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The Shade Garden’s Featured Plant: Crocus

Continuing in the featured plant series, the volunteers at the Shade Garden have added the Crocus Flyer (PDF). The crocus is a perennial that grows from a corm. Typically known for their early spring bloom, there are also crocus species that produce … Continue reading

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