Category Archives: Demonstration Gardens

Garden Myth Busters!

THE MYTH: Put gravel or rocks in the bottom of containers to improve drainage. Continue reading

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Meet the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Coordinators

The Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, one of the demonstration gardens maintained by Master Gardener volunteers and interns from the Arlington/Alexandria unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension, is now under the leadership of five coordinators: Paul Nuhn, Alyssa Ford Morel, Wendy Mills, Elaine Mills (not a relation), and Judy Funderburk. Continue reading

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Edible Flowers in the Vegetable Garden

When I plan a vegetable plot, I always include flowers. You might think that this would take needed space from the vegetables, but I argue that the flowers will pay you back handsomely. For one thing, they attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects during the growing period. Also, many flowers are edible, so one could argue that they earn their keep twice over. . . . Continue reading

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Winter and the Vegetable Gardener

People seem to think that winter is a slow time for a vegetable gardener, but that’s a misconception. In fact, winter is the time a vegetable gardener works out plans for the coming year’s garden. Continue reading

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View From the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

AutumnFest was celebrated in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, a Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia/Virginia Cooperative Extension (MGNV/VCE) demonstration garden in Arlington Virginia, with a feast of pumpkins, people, and plants. On Sunday, September 17th, a beautiful late-summer/fall day, Master Gardeners and Interns were delighted to welcome over 225 visitors. Continue reading

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Master Gardener Tribute Bench & Garden Dedication Ceremony

by Peter Hickman, Certified Master Gardener  & 2017 President of MGNV The idea for the Master Gardener Tribute Bench and Garden originated as a way to honor Mary Newton. Mary served as MGNV President fifteen years ago. It was a … Continue reading

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