Monthly Archives: September 2019

GROUND COVER: Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly-Pear)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Eastern Prickly-Pear (formerly O. compressa) is unique. Its natural habitat is in scattered pockets from Ontario, Canada, to Florida and Louisiana, rather than the Southwest. Continue reading

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October 2019 Public Education Events

Summer may be over but there is still more to learn from the Master Gardeners!
Attend one of our classes and talks – Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches; Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites; Preparing Your Garden for Winter, Garlic Growing & History, and Growing Microgreens & Sprouts.
Visit the Simpson Gardens for their monthly Tuesday Stroll.
Celebrate Urban Agriculture Month this October by attending special events from Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and EcoAction Arlington.

Dont forget the Extenson Master Gardener Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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Regional Gardens: Ladew Topiary Gardens

Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens. See the gardens through the eyes and camera of Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills. Continue reading

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Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!

Come celebrate the end of summer at the Potomac Overlook Organic Vegetable Garden’s Pepper Festival! Continue reading

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