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Spring Ephemerals in the Shade, Part 2

By Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Originally posted April 2012 Continued from Ephemerals in the Shade Garden – Part 1, featuring bulbs, corms and trilliums. Although Bon Air Park’s Shade Garden is home to spring flowers in a variety of … Continue reading

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Spring Ephemerals in the Shade, Part 1

If you have planted daffodils or crocuses, then you have grown ephemerals. Bulbs and corms produce a succession of colorful blooms from January to May. Once they complete their display, they retreat and rest underground until the next spring. . . . In the United States, though, the term “spring ephemerals” usually refers to native North American wildflowers whose natural habitat is a deciduous forest. Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant Bulbs!

By Christa Watters Procrastinators rejoice! Though those of us who grew up in colder climes may think it’s too late to plant our bulbs for spring bloom, it’s really not – at least not for all bulbs. Tulips, for example, … Continue reading

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Sun, Sept 29th, Glencarlyn AutumnFest

Sunday, September 29th, 10am to 3pm. “Autumn Fest,” a fall plant sale and gardening program, will be held at the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden on Sunday, September 29, from 10  am until 3 pm, rain or shine.  Just in time … Continue reading

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Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens’ 20th Anniversary Open House

Join Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia in celebrating the Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens’ 20th Anniversary on Sunday, September 22, 2013 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.).  You’ll find a host of flowers, trees, and shrubs that thrive in Northern Virginia, as well as … Continue reading

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Sun., Sept 15th: Taste and Tour at Organic Vegetable Garden

Sun., Sept. 15th, 1:30 to 3:30pm Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N. Marcey Road Arlington, VA  22207 Taste the bounty of the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden and talk with Master Gardeners about organic vegetable gardening during their annual Taste and Tour. … Continue reading

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