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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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Medicinal and Edible Herbs

Did you know there is a special herb garden at the Georgetown University School of Medicine? Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

This week’s Tried and True selection is the perennial Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead). Its white tubular Snapdragon-like flowers are said to resemble turtle heads. Continue reading

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Between the Rows – August Edition

Welcome veggie gardeners! 
It’s time to check out the August VCE Garden Guide for vegetable and herb gardening! Continue reading

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Fairlington Learning Garden in Warm Weather

Have you seen the Learning Garden at the Fairlington Community Center? This secluded garden has been revitalized by two enthusiastic gardeners from the class of 2017. Full of innovative ideas, it also has great funny signage! Continue reading

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