Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cicada – periodical, annual and killer!

by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener By now you have seen or heard (reports about) the periodical cicadas of Brood II. You also may remember back to 2004 and the Brood X cicadas (the largest and most widespread of all broods). … Continue reading

Posted in Public Education, Wildlife

Master Gardener’s Bookshelf

By Elaine Mills, MG Intern, Class of 2012 & Columbia Pike Branch Library Volunteer This month’s reviews examine recent Arlington Library acquisitions that deal with alternative plantings for the home garden. Those who missed Evelyn Hadden’s recent public workshop may … Continue reading

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Soil Nutrient Cadence

By Julie Buratowski, Nutrients for Life Foundation Get your kids into line with this fun military cadence activity about soil! Have your ‘troops’ march around your garden while practicing this fun call-out and answer activity: Leader: Kids: Well, I don’t … Continue reading

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Weed Control… and Other Jokes?

By Joyce Hylton, Extension Master Gardener The minister began the sermon by asking how many in the congregation were gardeners.  Then the minister asked what was the first thing they saw when they walked into their gardens.   Silence … followed … Continue reading

Posted in Public Education, Weeds