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

Posted in Public Education

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

Posted in Public Education

Annual Plant Sale on May 18 at Green Spring Garden

Hi All, See you this Saturday, May 18th. We will be part of Spring Garden Day at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria.  Master Gardeners will be selling perennials, native plants and more at Booth #13, … Continue reading

Posted in Plant Sales