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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
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
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
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
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
by Elaine Mills, Master Gardener Plans for a demonstration garden featuring sun-loving perennials took shape in 1990 when Lyle Priddy, a member of the Master Gardener class of 1989, agreed to be the coordinator. Although several sites for the garden … Continue reading