Category Archives: Shade Garden

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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Unusual ‘Accents’ in the Shade Garden

The Shade Garden at Bon Air Park in Arlington is one of the smallest of the demonstration gardens maintained by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Located off Wilson Boulevard at 850 N. Lexington St., the garden hosts nearly 100 different plant varieties, a few of which may be unfamiliar, if not unusual, to visitors. Learn about three of the unusual plants in the garden. Continue reading

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Spring Beauty or Beast?

When spring finally arrived in the DC metro area, a rather showy groundcover had already made its presence known – lesser celandine or Ranunculus ficaria.
Despite its visual appeal, this groundcover is highly invasive. Continue reading

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