Category Archives: MG in the Garden

PERENNIAL: Trillium grandiflorum (Wood Lily, Great White Trillium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

A simple, graceful perennial, the Great White Trillium is one of the most familiar and beloved of the spring woodland wildflowers.  Its showy, long-lasting white flower is one of the largest among the trilliums, measuring 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Great White Trillium Wildflower of the Year in 1996. Continue reading

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MG Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens

Come join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year at the Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens on Saturday, May 19 from 9-3 pm! All plants are propagated by Master Gardeners in their own gardens or in our Demonstration Gardens. Continue reading

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Simpson Gardens Spring Open House 

We invite you to attend the Simpson Gardens Spring Open House on Sunday, April 29 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Come see Simpson Gardens’ spring blooms, learn about our garden renovation projects and about attracting bees, butterflies, and birds to your own home gardens.
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PERENNIAL: Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native understory plant of moist woods is noted for its graceful arching stems, its dainty bell-like flowers, and the conspicuous veins of its leaves.  Its name may come either from the scars on the leaf stalk that are said to resemble the ancient Hebrew seal of King Solomon or from its wound sealing properties. Continue reading

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Upcoming MGNV Spring Special Events

Spring is a busy time for Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. In addition to many gardening activities, there are a number of special events. We hope you will join us! Simpson Gardens Spring Open House  Sunday, April 29 1-3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Nurture Your Soil to Grow Your Best Garden

Gardens with rich, dense and diverse plantings—not bare land—attract and provide food for these organisms. They, in turn, move through the soil, aerating, enriching and making it more porous and absorbent. Whatever your “crop”—perennials, annuals, vegetables or fruits—you can join the growing movement of “soil gardeners” who care for their soil in order to grow better, more successful gardens. Continue reading

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