Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reminder: Sun. June 10th, Five VCE/Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens Open to the Public for Guided Tours

Don’t miss this opportunity to take guided tours of all five VCE/Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens on Sunday, June 10, between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. The tours will highlight sustainable approaches to gardening in Northern Virginia that provide a wealth of … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Ugh! We got Slugs

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 30th: The previous week in the organic vegetable garden we have been finding many, many slugs happily feeding on our lettuce, broccoli, strawberries and the many seedlings that are just coming up.  They seem to … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Clean Out the Pests with Insecticidal Soap

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 17th: Flea beetles are going after our eggplant seedlings so we started applying insecticidal soaps in addition to using other methods of protection such as floating row covers and using arugula as a trap crop.  … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sat., May 19th; Green Spring Garden Plant Sale

The Green Spring Garden Plant Sale is this Saturday, from 9am to 3pm. The volunteers in our demonstration gardens have been busy all spring dividing, rooting, and growing a large selection and variety of plants for this event. There will … Continue reading

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Registration for Fall 2012 is Open

The registration for the Fall 2012 class of Master Gardener Training for Arlington / Alexandria is now open. We want to thank all who came out to Fairlington tonight to learn more about the program. Also, thanks to Kirsten Buhls, … Continue reading

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Native Vines Blooming in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

by Certified Master Gardener, Judy Funderburk Ever since Arlington’s Invasive Plant Coordinator, Jenn Truong, asked us to take out the beautiful scented, evergreen, fall-blooming and often-called native and very invasive sweet autumn clematis vine (Clematis terniflora) on our back fence, … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Strawberries are not for the Birds

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 12th: For the past week we have been harvesting beautiful strawberries from our patch in the MGNV Organic Vegetable Garden in Potomac Overlook Park.  We noticed that many of the berries had been sampled by … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sat, May 19th, Sun May 20th, Pruning Workshops

VCE Master Gardeners Offer Free Workshop on How to Prune Trees, Shrubs and Perennials Join Master Gardeners, Tree Stewards, and VCE Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls at a workshop that provides hands-on experience in pruning small trees and shrubs and deadheading/cutting … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Companion Planting: Help your Plants Get by with a Little Help from their Friends

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 9th: While setting up your friends can have varying results, choosing the right companions for your vegetable plants can help ensure successful outcomes. Companion planting is the practice of pairing certain plants to maximize beneficial … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sun. May 6th, Glencarlyn Plant Sale

You’ve heard of “Local Food” — how about “Local Plants”?   Glencarlyn Branch Library Garden will be selling wonderful plants dug and potted by Master Gardeners from its own “plot” on Sunday, May 6, 10am -3pm — Rain or shine. … Continue reading

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