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August 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.
Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading
Come to our monthly garden strolls at Simpson Demonstration Gardens. On the second Tuesday of each month of the growing season, 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Master Gardener volunteers will be in the gardens to answer questions and provide information on sustainable gardening. Continue reading
Simpson’s Fall Open House took place on a warm, sunny late September Sunday with the asters and goldenrod in full bloom. We offered tours of the garden, with explanations of its history and the various beds and their purposes and seasonal strengths. Continue reading
By Christa Watters, Certified Master Gardener Every year reveals something different about a garden, as the changing weather patterns or the focus of the gardeners’ work emphasizes or favors some plants over others. This year at Simpson, late spring brought … Continue reading
A 2016 Master Gardener Intern Project By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener Kathryn Kellam and Susan Wilhelm (MGNV Class of 2016) created 25 new plant signs for the Simpson Demonstration Gardens in Alexandria as their intern project. Each sign … Continue reading
By Christa Watters, Certified Master Gardener Simpson Gardens work parties began on March 7 this year, but in a hit or miss Tuesday pattern with a couple of rescheduled dates because of rain-outs. We have drawn interns from the fall … Continue reading