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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
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
The Virginia Native Plant Society strives to inform members and the community about the beauty, value, and importance of native plants to our environment. They host monthly lectures, lead nature walks, and propagate and sell native plants for landscapes. There are two area … Continue reading
“Wednesdays in the Garden” Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardeners are hosting weekly vegetable gardening talks throughout the summer at Central Library in Arlington. These informal talks are held outdoors at the demonstration garden … Continue reading