Category Archives: Demonstration Gardens

The Greening Time

The best way to get in touch with what is greening is to take a walk outside. The six demonstration gardens maintained by the MGNV in Arlington and Alexandria are open to the public, so visitors can go and observe the varying stages of new spring growth. Throughout our area, trees are budding, birds are returning or passing in migration, opossums and salamanders are reviving from their winter’s sleep, even though spring doesn’t come officially until mid-March. Continue reading

Posted in Glencarlyn Library Community Garden | Comments Off on The Greening Time

Winter: The Quiet Season

Enjoy this lovely essay by Wendy Mills on winter dormancy. Continue reading

Posted in Garden Musings, Glencarlyn Library Community Garden | Tagged , | Comments Off on Winter: The Quiet Season

Faux-Nuts, Fruits, Berries & Seeds

The bounty produced by the Library Garden this fall captivated many visitors. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia love sharing the beauty and abundance of Nature’s gifts, while also having the opportunity to answer lots of questions elicited by the great variety of seeds, berries, fruits and the one “faux-nut” displayed in our Glencarlyn Library Teaching/Demonstration garden. Continue reading

Posted in Glencarlyn Library Community Garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunny Garden Gives Back

Free Plants!  October 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.   While we were all shut in during the first few weeks of Covid and couldn’t do our regular garden chores, Mother Nature was kind enough to give The Sunny Garden a great … Continue reading

Posted in MG in the Garden, Sunny Garden | Comments Off on Sunny Garden Gives Back