Category Archives: Demonstration Gardens

the Caterpillar and the exoSkeleton – a Halloween Video

Oooh – Happy Halloween! These creepy crawly caterpillars eat their own skins! Continue reading

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Fall Fruit at Glencarlyn Garden

Learn all about Diospyros virginiana, the common or American persimmon, a plant native to the eastern and midwestern United States – with a delicious persimmon recipe as well. Continue reading

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The Learning Garden

Have you ever visited the Learning Garden tucked into an alcove behind the Fairlington Community Center (FCC)? Learn all about this demonstration garden at the FCC! Continue reading

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Stop by the Simpson Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House and see . . .

This video, filmed at Alexandria’s Simpson Gardens in early October by certified Master Gardener Mary Free, shows monarch butterflies foraging on asters, including native Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. You can view asters along with many other colorful, pollinator attracting flowers during the 25th Anniversary Open House at Simpson Park Gardens Sunday, September 30th. Continue reading

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Simpson Park Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House Reminder

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Simpson Park Gardens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Garden Education Box Installed in Glencarlyn Library Garden

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Master Gardener, Certified Master Naturalist and Audubon at Home Ambassador.  If you’ve visited Glencarlyn Library Community Garden’s back patio recently, it’s likely that you have noticed a new addition, a Garden Education box. Though it … Continue reading

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