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New Native Bee Habitat in the Teaching Garden 

Local Girl Scout Julia Wine takes on habitat loss affecting solitary bees by build a bee box in the Master Gardeners Teaching Garden at the Fairlington Community Center – and wins a Girls Scout Gold Award in the process! Continue reading

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It’s National Pollinator Week!

And it’s Pollinator Week in Virginia, too! June 17-23, 2019

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MGNV has a YouTube Channel – All about Pollinators!

MGNV continues to expand our social media outreach, thanks to the leadership of two long time members of the Social Media Committee. We are taking advantage of National Pollinator Week to highlight our social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Moist woods and stream banks are home to this charming wildflower that is less common to absent in the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region and is indigenous in NoVA only in Fairfax County. Continue reading

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July 2019 Public Education Events

July 2019 Public Education Classes include: Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Composting Basics, and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Check out our new Twilight Landscape Gardening series at the Fairlington Community Center!
• Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center
• Easy Low-Cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques
• Small Space Vegetable Gardening

Don’t miss these great special events: Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden and the Simpson Garden Stroll. Continue reading

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Succulents for Small Spaces

Do you live in a small space?  Succulents are a perfect choice for your small space.
The variety of small succulents and their ability to survive in semi-arid environments with infrequent watering is what makes them a perfect choice for your small space. Continue reading

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