Category Archives: Demonstration Gardens

Parking Lot Beds at Library Get Major Re-do

Master Gardeners at the Glencarlyn Library have been renovating the garden beds along the parking lot. As the growing season progresses, local residents will see dozens of new plantings and a more intentional, holistic design that highlights native plants. Continue reading

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June 2019 Public Education Events

June 2019 Public Education Classes include: Gardening for Pollinators – A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed; Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Welcoming Beautiful Butterflies, Moths and Other Critters; Ways to Get Rid of Weeds; and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Don’t miss these great special events: Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House; Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden; and the Simpson Garden Stroll.

And remember – plan NOW for Arlington County Fair Competitive Exhibits in August 2019! Continue reading

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Organic Vegetable Garden Open House

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 – 11 a.m. Organic Vegetable Garden Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, 22207 Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden Have questions regarding growing vegetables in Northern Virginia? Come to the Organic … Continue reading

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Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Glencarlyn Library Community Garden 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, VA 22204 Native plants and nature to enrich your home and life! Join us rain or shine. The sale will include native and … 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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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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