Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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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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In the Garden: Pea Planting Planning

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), February 15: Finally, we’ve had a little winter, but our thoughts are turning to planting—particularly peas (Pisum sativum) in the demonstration Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Park on Marcey Street in North Arlington, VA. We will … Continue reading

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The Shade Garden’s Featured Plant: Helleborus

The volunteers at the Shade Garden routinely create flyers to highlight seasonal items of interest in the garden. Lately added to the display case is the Helleborus Flyer (PDF). Read online and plan a stop by the garden for later!

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