Category Archives: Shade Garden

Sunny/Shade Garden Tour – This Sunday!

Come join us this Sunday, June 2 from 1-3 pm at the Sunny & Shade Garden Tour at Bon Air Park. Continue reading

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June 2019 Public Education Events

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

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May 2019 Public Education Events

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.
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October 2018 Public Education Events

Summer may be over but there is still more to learn from the Master Gardeners!
Attend one of our classes and talks – Native Shrubs for the Home Garden; Putting Your Garden to Bed; and Growing Season Extension and Winter Sowing (the last Wednesday Library Talk).

Be sure to join us at one of these special events:
The 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium on Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Registration is open NOW!
The MG Demonstration Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House on Oct. 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Wednesday evening Library Plant Clinics end Oct. 14 but the Master Gardener Horticultural Help Desk is open year round, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Continue reading

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Open House at the Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens

Looking forward to seeing you at the Sunny and Shade Gardens Open House on October 14 from 1-3 p.m.!
Get ideas for the right plant for that special place in your yard:
Tour the gardens;
Get advice from Master Gardeners;
Programs by the VCE agent and activities for kids;
Take home some free seeds; and
Try your luck in a plant raffle. Continue reading

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Continuing Tradition, Introducing Change: The Quarry Shade Garden

The new(ish) leadership of our Quarry Shade Demonstration Garden has reinvigorated the garden with more native plants. Continue reading

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