Category Archives: Demonstration Gardens

Hellebores – A Gardener’s Comfort

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

Posted in MG in the Garden, Shade Garden | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Simpson Gardens in May – Open House Draws Bird Lovers

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

Posted in MG in the Garden, Simpson Gardens | Tagged , ,

View from the Garden – Glencarlyn Community Library Garden

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

Posted in Glencarlyn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Simpson Strolls

Learn about our wonderful Simpson Park Gardens! Join us at the Monthly stroll- we look forward to seeing your there.

Posted in Public Education, Simpson Gardens | Tagged ,

View from the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden

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

Posted in Demonstration Gardens, Glencarlyn | Tagged , ,

Season of Change for Judy Funderburk

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

Posted in Demonstration Gardens, Glencarlyn | Tagged , ,

New Focal Point for the Sunny Garden

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

Posted in Sunny Garden | Tagged , , , ,

Signs of Spring in the Shade Garden

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

Posted in Shade Garden | Tagged , , , , ,

Crazy Mixed up February (and March!)

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

Posted in Glencarlyn | Tagged , , ,

Notes from the Organic Vegetable Garden

By Master Gardener Nancy Dowling  Satisfaction to this gardener is coming back to the Organic Vegetable Garden in March after a 4-month break and seeing beds filled with green foliage. We did absolutely nothing to this garden after we put it … Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden | Tagged , , , ,