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Monthly Archives: May 2013
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
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
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
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
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