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October 2017 Public Education Events

Come to our free public education events in October 2017. Topics include Tour Our Gardens in Bon Air Park; Simpson Gardens Stroll; Tree Selection, Planting and Care; Composting and What To Do With All That Leaf and Yard Waste; Putting Your Garden To Bed; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.

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Tour the Sunny Garden & the Shade Garden at Bon Air Park

Printable Flyer for the Sunny and Shady Gardens Tour

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August 2017 Notes from the Organic Vegetable Garden

at Potomac Overlook Regional Park by Nancy Dowling, Certified Master Gardener Photos © 2017 Nancy Dowling unless otherwise noted Abundance! That’s the word that describes a vegetable garden in August.  It’s a time for smiling ear to ear while you … Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Lobelias can be impressive, especially when dozens are growing together.  Great Blue Lobelia typically grows in moist to wet locations along streams, sloughs, swamps, and meadows.  Showy blue flowers are held on long … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens Fall Open House!

Sunday, September 24, 2017  1 – 3 p.m. 400 Block of East Monroe Ave., Alexandria Located between Route 1 and Mount Vernon Ave. Park in the YMCA lot Free and open to the public. Simpson Gardens in September is always … Continue reading

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Autumnfest is Almost Here! Join Us Sunday 9/17!

Sunday, September 17  10 am – 3 pm Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 S. Kensington St, Arlington. 22204 Bring the family and celebrate with free tastes of herbal treats and drinks, a Naturalist with critters, a balloon artist and face … Continue reading

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Balcony Gardening Intern Project

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener For their intern project, Sandy Burkholder and Marilyn Thomson (Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Class of 2016) prepared an extensive exhibit for the 2017 Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo (AHGE) that included a portable … Continue reading

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Join us today at the Organic Vegetable Garden’s Annual Taste & Tour

Sunday, September 10  1 pm – 4 pm Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, VA 22207 Enjoy samples from the garden and talk with Master Gardeners about growing vegetables in Northern Virginia, with a special emphasis on … Continue reading

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Summer in the Shade Garden – Shade Garden Phlox

By Dina Lehmann-Kim, Certified Master Gardener All Photos © 2017 Dina Lehmann-Kim In late July through early August, the Shade Garden at Bon Air Park features a floral display that is short-lived but spectacular nonetheless. The plant, Lycoris squamigera, also … Continue reading

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SHRUB: Vaccinium corymbosum (Northern) Highbush Blueberry

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic White to pink-blushed bell-shaped flowers nod in clusters on bare stems in spring before the deep green foliage unfurls.  In full sun this shrub will yield the best blueberries and autumn color. Learn … Continue reading

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