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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Annuals

by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Unlike perennials, which live for more than two years, annual plants sprout, bloom, produce seeds, and die in a single growing season. If the garden was a stage, perennials would be the leads and … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Bonsai

Compiled by Marsha Mercer, Certified Master Gardener In honor of World Bonsai Day on May 12, we looked into the history and art of bonsai. You may know the proper pronunciation is “bones-eye” or “bone-sigh,” but did you know the … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Paula Kaufman, Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Arlington-Alexandria

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia extend sincere thanks and wish happy trails to Paula, who resigned Feb. 27 after serving for MG Coordinator for nearly two years. Her last day at work is March 10, 2017, but she plans to … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . rlington National Cemetery Memorial Arboretum

by Master Gardener Marsha Mercer Anyone who visits Arlington National Cemetery (more than 4 million people do so every year) knows that America’s most hallowed ground, the final resting place of more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their spouses on … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Judy Funderburk

Master Gardener Judy Funderburk has just won Arlington County’s Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer for 2015, an honor richly deserved. You know Judy as a stalwart and universally beloved member of MGNV and an enthusiastic and indefatigable leader at … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . The History of Master Gardeners

FIVE THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT… The History of Master Gardeners 1) In 1971, before Master Gardeners were even a gleam in anyone’s eye, Washington State University assigned two extension agents to the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas. Their job: to … Continue reading

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