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View from the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden

By Paul Nuhn, Certified Master Gardener As I write this column, we have experienced a warmer February but a typically cold and windy March. This warm spell sent many of our plants into believing spring was upon them. Mother Nature … Continue reading

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Regional Gardens: The National Garden

Text and Photographs by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener  Last October marked the 10th anniversary of the National Garden, the three-acre outdoor garden adjacent to the conservatory of the U. S. Botanic Garden in Washington. This urban oasis, consisting of … Continue reading

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Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Plant Sale

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Become a Master Gardener! Sign Up Now!

The 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training is now open for registration! Offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Arlington County Office, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, the VCE Master Gardener program trains participants in best management practices of gardening and landscaping … Continue reading

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May Public Education Events

The following are free public education events for May 2017.  They are open to all! Printable Flyer – MGNV May 2017 Public Education Events Printable Flyer – Garden Talks at Arlington Central Library 2017 Container and Balcony Gardening Tuesday, May 2, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Cold and Frost Damage to Landscape Plants

By Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent Arlington County and City of Alexandria The late frost and cold that Northern Virginia has experienced over the past month has resulted in damaged leaves and flowers on plants that responded to the warm spells … Continue reading

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Season of Change for Judy Funderburk

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Master Gardener After 17 years as a co-coordinator in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, Judy Funderburk is stepping back from that leadership role in favor of simply enjoying gardening in it. Serving as a leader … Continue reading

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New Focal Point for the Sunny Garden

by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos © 2017 Elaine Mills The Sunny Garden has a new focal point: a striking wooden arbor arching over the central entrance path. The new structure was designed and installed by Master Gardener Alex … Continue reading

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Stroll on by Simpson Park Gardens

Learn about our wonderful Simpson Park Gardens! Join us at the Monthly stroll- we look forward to seeing your there.

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Spring is here and . . .

the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Arlington is here with a host of services and programs to help you with all your landscape and gardening needs!! FREE Seeds for vegetables and flowers are available during office hours. “Take all you want, … Continue reading

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