Monthly Archives: September 2013

Smithsonian Victory Garden and FOOD Exhibitions

  From the time you step off the curb, you begin experiencing the Smithsonian Institution through its expansive gardens. The Victory Garden sits on the east side of the American History museum and is an unconventional way to teach history.  … Continue reading

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Simpson Gardens’ 20th Anniversary Open House

The Simpson Demonstration Gardens, next to the Alexandria YMCA, celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, September 22. Between 30 and 40 people attended the event, held on a crisp fall-like day. The gardens, built atop an old … Continue reading

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“Right Tree in the Right Place” Public Event

Right Tree in the Right Place Selecting, Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs Free Public Workshop provided by the Arlington Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension Now is the time to think about which trees and shrubs will meet your needs. … Continue reading

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New Class October 19 on Designing a Sustainable, Maintainable Yard

Join Master Gardeners on Saturday, October 19, 9AM to 1PM at Fairlington Community Center in Arlington to learn how a beautiful and environmentally friendly home landscape grows from a workable design–one that you can comfortably implement and maintain.

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FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th Burke Library 4701 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA

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Sun, Sept 29th, Glencarlyn AutumnFest

Sunday, September 29th, 10am to 3pm. “Autumn Fest,” a fall plant sale and gardening program, will be held at the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden on Sunday, September 29, from 10  am until 3 pm, rain or shine.  Just in time … Continue reading

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Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens’ 20th Anniversary Open House

Join Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia in celebrating the Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens’ 20th Anniversary on Sunday, September 22, 2013 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.).  You’ll find a host of flowers, trees, and shrubs that thrive in Northern Virginia, as well as … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Beds in the Sunny Garden

by Mary Frase and Elaine Mills Our class project as members of the 2012 class involved rejuvenating two beds in the Sunny Demonstration Garden.  The project turned out to be considerably more complex than we initially anticipated and is still … Continue reading

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