Monthly Archives: September 2012

Monarchs at Glencarlyn

by Judy Funderburk Seven Monarchs Munching!   On September 7th the beautiful yellow, black and white caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly were sighted munching on the Scarlet (nonnative!) milkweed plants (Asclepias curassavica) growing by the front entrance of the Glencarlyn Library.   … Continue reading

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Reminder: Wed, Oct 3rd: Extending the Season with Cold Frames

Arlington Central Library Courtyard 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201 7-8 pm The approach of cool weather doesn’t have to mean the end of home-grown produce. Autumn is a great time to plant cool-weather crops, such as lettuce, kale, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Sat, Oct. 27th: Building Fertile Soil for Productive Gardens

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Arlington Trade Center, 2700 S. Taylor St., Arlington. Typical soil in Arlington and Alexandria may present some challenges. Join us to learn how to get your soil tested and how to amend … Continue reading

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Reminder: Wed, Sept. 19th: Got Grass? It’s Time for Fall Lawn Care

Wednesday, September 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. In our Arlington/Alexandria area, fall, rather than spring, is the best time for lawn care tasks. This workshop will explain why this is so and what … Continue reading

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Mini-Grants Available to Create Community Gardening and Nutrition Programs in Arlington County

The Community Health Action Response Team (CHART) of Arlington County announces the availability of mini-grants to create community gardening and nutrition programs at condominiums, apartment complexes, housing shelters, and transitional housing sites. This initiative is a continuation of a project … Continue reading

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American Beautyberry – Fall interest in the garden

Written by Judy Funderburk, Certified Master Gardener The Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden has specimens of both the American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) and the Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica).   Our experience with them is based on the fun of comparing (and showing … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Holding Two Open Houses on September 30th

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will hold two open houses on Sunday, September 30, in gardens they developed and maintain in support of the programs of Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Flyer (PDF) AutumnFest Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 S. Kensington St., … Continue reading

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