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Spring Ephemerals in the Shade, Part 2

By Mary Free, Extension 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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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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