Category Archives: Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Great Long-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

A 2013 plant trial conducted by Penn State Extension, Bees, Bugs & Blooms, ranked three species native to our Mid-Atlantic region as among the best plants for flowering longevity, and in attracting desirable insects. An additional benefit is that deer dislike all three plants. Learn more . . . Continue reading

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AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Garden

The annual AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden is back this year on Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is better than ever with more nature-related information and products. Located at 300 South Kensington Street in Arlington, this Master Gardener demonstration garden will once again host a family celebration of all that is Fall, including free herbal treats to taste, face painting, and herbal sachets to make and take home. Continue reading

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The Glencarlyn Pollinator Garden and the Importance of Pollinators

By Ana Karla Coudert & Shrive Beck, Extension Master Gardener Interns Photos © 2019 Elaine Mills What are pollinators and why are they important to humans? You may have heard that a butterfly is a pollinator, that pollinators flit from … Continue reading

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September 2019 Public Education Events

September 2019 Public Education Programs include the following classes:
• Garden Talk – Good Gardens All Start With Good Soil
• Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives
• Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards
• Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites

Special Events include:
•Simpson Gardens Stroll
•Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC;
•Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!
•Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest
•Simpson Park Gardens Fall Open House.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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