Monthly Archives: April 2018
Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This lovely wildflower is native to rich forests and fields in portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region including NoVA (except Prince William County). As the species name divaricata suggests, this shade-loving phlox has a spreading habit, making it a good woodland ground cover. Continue reading
By Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Originally posted April 2012 Continued from Ephemerals in the Shade Garden – Part 1, featuring bulbs, corms and trilliums. Although Bon Air Park’s Shade Garden is home to spring flowers in a variety of … Continue reading
Based on an intern project by Rachel Vecchio, Certified Master Gardener THE MYTH: Till vegetable gardens every year. THE REALITY: For hundreds of years, an annual rite of spring has been to till the garden to get it ready for … Continue reading
May 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include classes on Problem Plants and Better Alternatives; Small Space Gardening on Balconies; Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control; Sowing the Seeds of Victory: War Gardens in America; Weeds: Getting to Know Your “Closest Neighbors”; and Small Space Gardening: Edible Landscaping.
Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll ; Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden at the Organic Vegetable Garden; Wednesday Library Garden Talks and two plant sales – one at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden and our big fundraiser at the Green Spring Plant Sale Continue reading