Monthly Archives: August 2018

Join us at the Arlington County Fair – Small County, Big Fun!

The Arlington County Fair is August 15-19 and VCE & MGNV are there! Meet us at the 2018 County Fair for rides, food, fun, PLUS the Extension Master Gardener booth and Competitive Exhibits ranging from baked goods to homegrown veggies … Continue reading

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September 2018 Public Education Events

September 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.

Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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Continuing Tradition, Introducing Change: The Quarry Shade Garden

The new(ish) leadership of our Quarry Shade Demonstration Garden has reinvigorated the garden with more native plants. Continue reading

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VINE: Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Low maintenance and showy, Trumpet Honeysuckle blooms intermittently until frost. Check out Mary Free’s video of Hummingbirds feasting on Lonicera flowers.  Continue reading

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