Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sunny/Shade Garden Tour – This Sunday!

Come join us this Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2-4 pm at the Sunny & Shade Garden Tour at Bon Air Park. Continue reading

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TREE: Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes in eastern North America, Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage.  Bees make a flavorful honey … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint and Fennel: Herbal Additions Can Make All The Difference 

This is the first in an occasional series of short articles on herbal additions to food and drink. Each featured herb  is grown in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at the Glencarlyn Branch Library in Arlington County, Virginia, and used to make food or drink to be served as “tastes” at our annual AutumnFest celebration in September. Continue reading

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VINE: Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found naturally along roadsides, pastures, and open woods, the exotic flowers and edible fruit of Purple Passionflower make this unique vine a striking ornamental plant for the garden. The common name, Maypop, refers to the fruit, … Continue reading

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