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GROUND COVER: Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster)

This week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic is the ground cover Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster). This sprawling aster traditionally blooms in late summer to early fall with numerous clusters of small white flowers. Continue reading

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Zombie Fun Run – Oct. 20 at Bon Air Park

Did you miss the Sunny/Quarry Shade Garden Open House on the October 14?
You can still stop by to admire the gardens and visit with Extension Master Gardeners at the Zombie Fun Run on October 20 at Bon Air Park!  Continue reading

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November/December 2018 Public Education Events

Get ready for the coming seasons with Extension Master Gardeners!
Register for these classes in November & December – Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them; Putting Your Garden to Bed; Gardening to Attract Wildlife in a Yard of Any Size and The Edible Oasis: Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards.

The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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TREE: Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)

The beautiful Sassafras tree offers three-season interest: globelike clusters of chartreuse flowers in spring, leaves with three distinct shapes, dark blue fruit in red cups in summer, and foliage ranging from orange to crimson to purple in fall. Continue reading

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Regional Gardens: The Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens

This in-depth article, on The Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens, is another in our Regional Gardens series, written by certified Extension Master Gardener, Elaine Mills. Continue reading

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The Learning Garden

Have you ever visited the Learning Garden tucked into an alcove behind the Fairlington Community Center (FCC)? Learn all about this demonstration garden at the FCC! Continue reading

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