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MGNV Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens

Come join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year at the Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens on Saturday, May 18 from 9-3 pm! All plants are propagated by Master Gardeners in their own gardens or in our Demonstration Gardens. Continue reading

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City Nature Challenge 2019 – Calling All Gardeners!

By Amy Crumpton – Extension Master Gardener Is your cell phone a ubiquitous tool in your gardening efforts and education? Do you record spring ephemerals, leaf branching patterns, fleeting insects, roaming wildlife and indeterminate opportunistic flora? Then download iNaturalist to … Continue reading

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EarthFest

Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington 22204 EarthFest Enjoy a special Earth Day Festival to learn about compost, recycling, energy efficiency and much more. Play recycling games, learn how to compost … Continue reading

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May 2019 Public Education Events

May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.

Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
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PERENNIAL: Uvularia grandiflora (Large-Flowered Bellwort)

When planted en masse, the graceful, nodding flowers of Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort) create a lovely visage when they peek from under foliage, which also is attractive, especially to white-tailed deer. Even if deer are not a bother, foliage may disappear as temperatures heat up. Depending on where it grows, this native perennial may act like an ephemeral and enter early dormancy. Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change: 2018 Notes from the Field

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia manage the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Each year, this demonstration garden produces hundreds of pounds of produce which it donates to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. These Notes from the Field, compiled by Judy Johnson and Judy Salveson, highlight some of the challenges the garden faced in 2018 due to record-breaking weather. Continue reading

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