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

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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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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

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Requests Start to Sprout for the MGNV Speakers Bureau

By Carol Rosen Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter when he emerged in early February, but that’s when spring started for the MGNV Speakers Bureau. Regardless of the cold and snow, a good crop of ten … Continue reading

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Weed Control… and Other Jokes?

By Joyce Hilton 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 by the obvious … Continue reading

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