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By Dina Lehman Avid gardeners spend the winter months gazing through plant catalogs, planning for changes and new additions to their gardens while eagerly awaiting the first signs of spring. The hellebore, an evergreen plant that usually reaches 15 inches … Continue reading
By Christa Watters, Certified Master Gardener Simpson Gardens work parties began on March 7 this year, but in a hit or miss Tuesday pattern with a couple of rescheduled dates because of rain-outs. We have drawn interns from the fall … Continue reading
by Wendy Mills, Certified Master Gardener A growing body of research is proving what we know intuitively: Nature is good for us—physically, mentally, and cognitively. When we spend time in nature—whether in a national park or a backyard garden—we feel … Continue reading
Learn about our wonderful Simpson Park Gardens! Join us at the Monthly stroll- we look forward to seeing your there.
By Paul Nuhn, Certified Master Gardener As I write this column, we have experienced a warmer February but a typically cold and windy March. This warm spell sent many of our plants into believing spring was upon them. Mother Nature … Continue reading
By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Master Gardener After 17 years as a co-coordinator in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, Judy Funderburk is stepping back from that leadership role in favor of simply enjoying gardening in it. Serving as a leader … Continue reading
by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos © 2017 Elaine Mills The Sunny Garden has a new focal point: a striking wooden arbor arching over the central entrance path. The new structure was designed and installed by Master Gardener Alex … Continue reading
By Dina Lehmann-Kim, Master Gardener To any garden visitor strolling through Bon Air Park’s Shade Garden in mid-January, clumps of snowdrops would have immediately captured their attention given the backdrop of mostly barren garden beds filled with fallen brown leaves. … Continue reading
by Judy Funderburk, Master Gardener “Spring” … sprung or unsprung? In the middle of what is supposed to be winter, when the days are still relatively short and the nights long, the plants in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden are … Continue reading