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

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 Japanese weren’t the first to practice the art or that a gardener of tiny bonsai plants might need a crowbar? 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 . . . 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 the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden in South Arlington, where she gladly shares her vast knowledge about horticulture and plants. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . The State Arboretum of Virginia

Did you know that one-third of the world’s pine species are represented at the State Arboretum of Virginia? Do you its history, including the “radiation pit” era? Check out five things you probably don’t know about the State Arboretum of Virginia! Continue reading

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