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Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration & Plant Sale

Come join us at the annual Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale on Sunday, May 6 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain or Shine).
This year there will be many new garden related options to purchase, native plants from Hill House Nursery and colorful annuals from Country Gardens as well as many plants from the Library Garden. 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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PERENNIAL: Trillium grandiflorum (Wood Lily, Great White Trillium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

A simple, graceful perennial, the Great White Trillium is one of the most familiar and beloved of the spring woodland wildflowers.  Its showy, long-lasting white flower is one of the largest among the trilliums, measuring 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Great White Trillium Wildflower of the Year in 1996. Continue reading

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MG Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens

Come join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year at the Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens on Saturday, May 19 from 9-3 pm! All plants are propagated by Master Gardeners in their own gardens or in our Demonstration Gardens. Continue reading

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Simpson Gardens Spring Open House 

We invite you to attend the Simpson Gardens Spring Open House on Sunday, April 29 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Come see Simpson Gardens’ spring blooms, learn about our garden renovation projects and about attracting bees, butterflies, and birds to your own home gardens.
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PERENNIAL: Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native understory plant of moist woods is noted for its graceful arching stems, its dainty bell-like flowers, and the conspicuous veins of its leaves.  Its name may come either from the scars on the leaf stalk that are said to resemble the ancient Hebrew seal of King Solomon or from its wound sealing properties. Continue reading

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