Category Archives: Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden
July 2019 Public Education Classes include: Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Composting Basics, and Succulents for Small Spaces.
Check out our new Twilight Landscape Gardening series at the Fairlington Community Center!
• Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center
• Easy Low-Cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques
• Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Don’t miss these great special events: Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden and the Simpson Garden Stroll. Continue reading
June 2019 Public Education Classes include: Gardening for Pollinators – A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed; Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Welcoming Beautiful Butterflies, Moths and Other Critters; Ways to Get Rid of Weeds; and Succulents for Small Spaces.
Don’t miss these great special events: Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House; Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden; and the Simpson Garden Stroll.
And remember – plan NOW for Arlington County Fair Competitive Exhibits in August 2019! Continue reading
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 – 11 a.m. Organic Vegetable Garden Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, 22207 Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden Have questions regarding growing vegetables in Northern Virginia? Come to the Organic … Continue reading
May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.
Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia manage the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Each year, this demonstration garden produces hundreds of pounds of produce which it donates to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. These Notes from the Field, compiled by Judy Johnson and Judy Salveson, highlight some of the challenges the garden faced in 2018 due to record-breaking weather. Continue reading
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