Monthly Archives: April 2017

PERENNIAL: Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This native understory plant of moist woods is noted for its graceful arching stems, its dainty bell-like flowers, and the conspicuous veins of its leaves.  Its name may come either from the scars … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger) – flowers Apr-May

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Native to rich, deciduous forests in the eastern half of North America, Wild Ginger is common in much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* although infrequent-to-rare in the Coastal Plain. It naturalizes to create a lush … Continue reading

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View from the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden

By Paul Nuhn, Certified Master Gardener As I write this column, we have experienced a warmer February but a typically cold and windy March. This warm spell sent many of our plants into believing spring was upon them. Mother Nature … Continue reading

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Regional Gardens: The National Garden

Text and Photographs by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener  Last October marked the 10th anniversary of the National Garden, the three-acre outdoor garden adjacent to the conservatory of the U. S. Botanic Garden in Washington. This urban oasis, consisting of … Continue reading

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Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Plant Sale

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Sunday in the Garden at Organic Vegetable Garden

Sunday, June 11, 1-4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington 22207 Join our very own VCE Master Gardeners who maintain the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden when they answer your questions about tending the summer garden, Square Foot Gardening, … Continue reading

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