Monthly Archives: June 2013

Master Gardener’s Bookshelf – Powerhouse Plants and Grow This!

Elaine Mills, MG, Class of 2012 & Columbia Pike Branch Library Volunteer Two recent additions to the holdings at the Arlington Public Library offer advice from horticulturalists on what they consider to be top-performing plants for the home garden. In … Continue reading

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Bee-havior: Gathering and Transporting Pollen

Written By Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener As bees feed on flower nectar, their electrostatically-charged and branched body hairs attract and trap pollen grains. They carry the grains from flower to flower making them very effective pollinators. (About one-third of … Continue reading

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Ladybugs and Their Larvae

By Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener If you are outside working in your garden, or just enjoying the many flowers blooming this time of year, you may begin to notice ladybugs or lady beetles. The most common ones in this … Continue reading

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Thu, Jun 20th: Plant Invaders of Northern Virginia: A Scavenger Hunt

(MGs, this counts towards Continuing Ed) Sara Archer, Invasive Plant Program Coordinator for Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation will lead us on a walk through Bon Air Park, hunting for common invasive plant species. We’ll learn how to … Continue reading

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