Monthly Archives: April 2018

PERENNIAL/GROUND COVER: Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

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

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Spring Ephemerals in the Shade, Part 2

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

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Garden Myth Busters!

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

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May 2018 Public Education Events

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

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